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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

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The University of Southern Mississippi offers equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without 
regard to age, sex, religion, color, or national origin. These provisions also apply to handicapped individuals pursuant to 
current federal and state regulations subject to reasonable standards of admission and employment. All inquiries 
concerning discrimination should be directed to the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, 108 Administration 
Building, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-5 1 77. 

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 
1994-1995 

FALL SEMESTER OPENS AUGUST 22, 1994 

The University of Southern Mississippi Bulletin USPS-652-260 

Published quarterly by The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 

Mississippi. Entered as second-class matter February 19, 1917, at the 

post office at Hattiesburg, Mississippi, under Act of August 24, 1912. 



VOLUME 81 



NUMBER 3 



(Published March 1, 1994) 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

CALENDAR: 1994-95 4 

GENERAL UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION 8 

PURPOSE STATEMENT 13 

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL 15 

COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION 1 8 

ADMISSION REQUIRMENTS AND PROCEDURES 20 

STUDENT EXPENSES 23 

GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 30 

COLLEGES 

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS 37 

School of Music 39 

Art 53 

Theatre and Dance 54 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 55 

Master of Business Administration 57 

Professional Accountancy, School of 59 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY 60 

Technology Education 63 

Curriculum and Instruction 64 

Educational Leadership and Research 71 

Psychology 80 

Special Education 86 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES 88 

School of Human Performance and Recreation 89 

School of Home Economics 94 

School of Nursing 98 

School of Social Work 100 

Center for Community Health 103 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 105 

School of Communication 107 

School of Library and Information Science 1 10 

Anthropology and Sociology 1 13 

Criminal Justice 1 14 

English 1 15 

Foreign Languages and Literatures 1 16 

Geography and Area Development 1 17 

History 119 

Philosophy and Religion 122 

Political Science 123 

Speech and Hearing Sciences 124 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 126 

Coal Product Research, Center for 128 

Macromolecular Photochemistry and 

Photophysics, Center for 128 

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Center for 129 

Mississippi Polymer Institute 129 

Institute of Surface Coatings 129 

School of Engineering Technology 129 

School of Mathematical Sciences 130 

Biological Sciences 132 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 133 

Computer Science and Statistics 133 

Geology 135 

Marine Science, Center for 135 

Mathematics 137 

Medical Technology 139 

Physics and Astronomy 140 

Polymer Science 141 

Science Education, Center for 142 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, GULF COAST 145 

GULF COAST RESEARCH LABORATORY 148 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (in alphabetical order) 149 

GRADUATE FACULTY 253 



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March 21-25 
March 28-April 4 
May 20-25 

Friday, May 6 
Wednesday, May 25 
Friday, May 27 
Sunday, May 29 
Monday, May 30 



Tuesday, May 3 1 
Friday, June 3 
Saturday, June 4 
Tuesday, June 7 

Friday, June 10 
Friday, June 17 
Monday, June 20 



Friday, June 24 
Tuesday, June 28 



Wednesday, June 29 
Thursday, June 30 
Monday, July 4 

Wednesday, July 6 
Friday, July 8 

Monday, July 1 1 

Wednesday, July 13 

Tuesday, July 19 

Friday, July 29 



Monday-Friday 
August 1-5 

Friday, August 5 
Saturday, August 6 



CALENDAR FOR SUMMER SESSION, 1994 
Hattiesburg Campus 

Advisement for telephone registration 
Telephone registration for continuing students 
Telephone registration and add/drop for continuing and 

reapplying students 
Application deadline for new students 
Last day to pay fees without cancellation of registration 
Final registration for new and reapplying students 
Residence halls open 
Classes begin 

Late registration and add/drop begin 
Last day to register for first three-week term classes 
Last day to register for first half-term (S) classes 
Last day to register for full-term classes 
First term (S) classes meet this week only on MWF schedule 
Last day to drop first three- week term classes without academic 

penalty 
Last day to drop first-term (S) classes without academic penalty 
End of and final examinations for first three- week term 
Second three-week and six-week term classes begin 
Last day to register for second three-week term and six-week 

term classes 
Last day to drop full-term classes without academic penalty 
Mid-point in Summer Semester 
End of and final examinations for first-term (S) classes 
Last day to file application for undergraduate and graduate 

degrees for Fall, 1994 Commencement 
Last day to drop second three-week term classes without 

academic penalty 
Second-term (SS) classes begin 
Last day to register for second-term (SS) classes 
Independence Day Holiday 

Monday night classes meet 
Last day to drop six-week term classes without academic penalty 
End of and final examinations for second three- week term 

classes 
Third three-week term classes begin 
Last day to register for third three- week term classes 
Last day to drop second-term (SS) classes without academic 

penalty 
Last day to drop third three- week term classes without academic 

penalty 
Last day of regularly scheduled classes 
End of second-term (SS) classes 

End of and final examinations for third three-week term classes 
End of and final examinations for six- week term classes 

Examinations for full-term and second-term (SS) classes 

(including night classes) 
Commencement, Green Coliseum 
Residence halls close 



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March 21-25 
April 5-24 
July 1-22 

Friday, August 5 
Wednesday, August 17 
Friday, August 19 
Sunday, August 21 
Monday, August 22 

Tuesday, August 23 
Friday, August 26 
Monday, September 5 

Monday, September 12 
Monday, October 3 
Thursday, October 13 
Friday, October 14 

Monday, October 1 7 

Tuesday, October 18 
Friday, October 21 

Friday, November 4 



CALENDAR FOR FALL SEMESTER, 1994 
Hattiesburg Campus 

Advisement for telephone registration 
Telephone registration for continuing students 
Telephone registration and add/drop for continuing and 

reapplying students 
Application deadline for new students 
Last day to pay fees without cancellation of registration 
Final registration for new and reapplying students 
Residence halls open 
Classes begin 

Late registration and add/drop begin 
Last day to register for first-term (S) classes 
Last day to register for full-term classes 
Labor Day Holiday 

Monday day and night classes will not meet 
Last day to drop first-term (S) classes without academic penalty 
Last day to drop full-term classes without academic penalty 
Last day of first- term (S) classes 
Mid-point in Fall Semester 
Final examinations for first term (S) classes 
Registration for second-term (SS) classes 
Second-term (SS) classes begin 
Last day to register for second-term (SS) classes 
Last day to file application for undergraduate and graduate 

degrees for Spring, 1995 Commencement 
Last day to drop second-term (SS) classes without academic 

penalty 



Wednesday, November 23 
6:00 PM 

Monday, November 28 
Tuesday, December 6 
Friday, December 9 

Monday - Friday 
December 12-16 

Friday, December 16 
Saturday, December 17 



Thanksgiving Holidays begin 

Night classes do not meet 
Classes resume 

Tuesday night class examinations 
Last day of second-term (SS) classes 
Last day of regularly scheduled classes 

Examinations (including Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 

night and second-term classes) 
Commencement, Green Coliseum 
Residence halls close 



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CALENDAR FOR SPRING SEMESTER, 1995 
Hattiesburg Campus 



October 17-21, 1994 
October 24-November 6 
January 2-5, 1995 

Friday, December 9, 1994 
Thursday, January 5, 1995 
Friday, January 6 
Sunday, January 8 
Monday, January 9 

Tuesday, January 10 
Friday, January 13 
Monday, January 16 

Monday, January 30 
Monday, February 20 
Tuesday, February 28 

Friday, March 3 

Monday, March 6 

Tuesday, March 7 
Monday-Friday 

March 13-17 
Monday, March 20 
Friday, March 24 



Thursday, March 30 
Friday, April 14 
Wednesday, May 3 

6:30 PM 
Thursday, May 4 

6:30 PM 
Friday, May 5 

Monday-Friday 

May 8-12 
Monday, May 8 

6:30 PM 
Tuesday, May 9 

6:30 PM 
Friday, May 12 
Saturday, May 13 



Advisement for telephone registration 
Telephone registration for continuing students 
Telephone registration and add/drop for continuing and 

reapplying students 
Application deadline for new students 
Last day to pay fees without cancellation of registration 
Final registration for new and reapplying students 
Residence halls open 
Classes begin 

Late registration and add/drop begin 
Last day to register for first-term (S) classes 
Last day to register for full-term classes 
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (Observed) 

Monday day and night classes will not meet 
Last day to drop first-term (S) classes without academic penalty 
Last day to drop full-term classes without academic penalty 
Mardi Gras Holiday 

Tuesday day and night classes will not meet 
Mid-point in Spring Semester 

Last day of and final examinations for first-term (S) classes 
Registration for second-term (SS) classes 
Second-term (SS) classes begin 
Last day to register for second-term (SS) classes 

Spring Holidays 

Classes resume 

Last day to drop second-term (SS) classes without academic 

penalty 
Last day to file application for undergraduate and graduate 

degrees for Summer, 1995 Commencement 
USM Day 
Good Friday Holiday 

Wednesday night class examinations 

Last day of second-term (SS) classes 

Thursday night class examinations 

Last day of regularly scheduled classes 

Final examinations for second-term (SS) classes 

Examinations (day classes) 

Monday night class examinations 

Tuesday night class examinations 
Commencement, Green Coliseum 
Residence halls close 



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CALENDAR FOR SUMMER SESSION, 1995 
Hattiesburg Campus 

March 20-24 Advisement for telephone registration 

March 27-April 2 Telephone registration for continuing students 

May 19-24 Telephone registration and add/drop for continuing and 

reapplying students 
Friday, May 5 Application deadline for new students 

Wednesday, May 24 Last day to pay fees without cancellation of registration 

Friday, May 26 Final registration for new and reapplying students 

Sunday, May 28 Residence halls open 

Monday, May 29 Classes begin 

Late registration and add/drop begin 
Last day to register for first three-week term classes 
Tuesday, May 30 Last day to register for first half-term (S) classes 

Friday, June 2 Last day to register for full-term classes 

Tuesday, June 6 Last day to drop first three-week term classes without academic 

penalty 
Friday, June 9 Last day to drop first-term (S) classes without academic penalty 

Friday, June 16 End of and final examinations for first three- week term 

Monday, June 19 Second three- week and six- week term classes begin 

Last day to register for second three-week term and six-week 

term classes 
Friday, June 23 Last day to drop full-term classes without academic penalty 

Wednesday, June 28 Mid-point in Summer Semester 

End of and final examinations for first-term (S) classes 
Last day to drop second three-week term classes without 

academic penalty 
Thursday, June 29 Second-term (SS) classes begin 

Friday, June 30 Last day to register for second-term (SS) classes 

Saturday, July 1 Second-term (SS) classes meet on MWF schedule this week only 

Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday 

Tuesday night classes meet 
Wednesday, July 5 Last day to drop six-week term classes without academic penalty 

Friday, July 7 End of and final examinations for second three-week term 

classes 
Monday, July 10 Third three- week term classes begin 

Last day to register for third three-week term classes 
Wednesday, July 12 Last day to drop second-term (SS) classes without academic 

penalty 
Tuesday, July 18 Last day to drop third three- week term classes without academic 

penalty 
Friday, July 21 Last day to file application for undergraduate and graduate 

degrees for Fall, 1995 Commencement 
Friday, July 28 Last day of regularly scheduled classes 

End of second-term (SS) classes 

End of and final examinations for third three-week term classes 
End of and final examinations for six-week term classes 
Monday-Friday 
July 3 1 -August 4 Examinations for full-term and second-term (SS) classes 

(including night classes) 
Friday, August 4 Commencement, Green Coliseum 

Saturday, August 5 Residence halls close 



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Of State Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi 



Members Whose Terms Expire May 7, 2004 

WILLIAM CRAWFORD, Fifth Congressional District, Meridian 

RICKI R. GARRETT, Seventh Congressional District, Clinton 

J.P. MILLS, First Congressional District, Tupelo 

CARL NICHOLSON, JR., State-at-Large, Hattiesburg 

Members Whose Terms Expire May 7, 2000 
NAN MCGAHEY BAKER, Northern Supreme Court District, Winona 

J. MARLIN IVEY, Fourth Congressional District, Kosciusko 

JAMES W. LUVENE, Second Congressional District, Holly Springs 

CASS PENNINGTON, Third Congressional District, Indianola 

Members Whose Terms Expire May 7, 1996 

FRANK O. CROSTHWAIT, JR., Central Supreme Court District, Indianola 

WILL A. HICKMAN, State-at-Large, Oxford 

DIANE MILLER, Sixth Congressional District, Gulfport 

SIDNEY L. RUSHING, Southern Supreme Court District, Gulfport 



OFFICERS OF THE BOARD 

SIDNEY L. RUSHING, President 

DIANE MILLER, Vice President 

W. RAY CLEERE, Commissioner of Higher Education 



Administration / 9 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS 

AUBREY KEITH LUCAS. B.S., M.A., Ph.D President 

DANA G. SIMS, B.S., B.A Internal Auditor 



OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT 
FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 

GEORGE DAVID HUFFMAN, B.E.S., M.S., Ph.D Vice President 

JAMES GUY HOLLANDSWORTH, JR., B.A., M.Ed., M.S., Ph.D Associate Vice President 

HAROLD TYRONE BLACK, B.B. A., M.A., Ph.D Dean of the College of Business 

Administration 

STEPHEN ALAN DOBLIN, B.S., M.A., Ph.D Dean of the College of Science 

and Technology 

GLENN TERRY HARPER, B.A., M.A., Ph.D Dean of the College of Liberal Arts 

JAMES O. WILLIAMS, B.S.. M.Ed., Ed.D Dean of USM— Gulf Coast 

TIM WILLIAM HUDSON, B.A., M.A., Ph.D Dean of the College of International 

and Continuing Education 

HAROLD LUCE, B.M., M.M., Ph.D Dean of the College of The Arts 

JAMES R. MARTIN, B.A., M.A., M.S.L.S., Ph.D University Librarian 

MAUREEN A. RYAN, B.A., M.A., Ph.D Dean of the Honors College 

JAMES O. SCHNUR, B.S., M.S., Ed.D Dean of the College of Education 

and Psychology 

ROBERT THOMAS van ALLER, B.S., M.S., Ph.D Dean of the Graduate School 

ALLISON A. YATES, B.S., M.S., Ph.D Dean of the College of Health 

and Human Sciences 



OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT 
FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS 

CLYDE NEULAN GINN, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D Vice President 

WILLIAM ELLIS KIRKPATRICK, B.S., M.S Director of Public Relations 

WILLIAM HOWARD PACE, B.S., M.B.A Executive Director of Development 

RONALD DENMAN PHILLIPS, B.S Executive Director of Alumni Affairs 

DENNIS BRUCE WEBSTER, B.A., M.A Director of Broadcasting 

and Radio-Television Service 



OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT 
FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE 

JAMES R. HENDERSON, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., CP.A Vice President 

DAVID LARRY ANDERSON, B.S., M.B.A Director of Physical Plant 

EDWARD H. CHAMPNEY. B.S., M.S., CP.A Director of Financial Affairs 

LINDA W. MCFALL, B.S., M.B.A., CP.A Director of Human Resources 

KENNETH H. HAYMAN, B.S Director of Purchasing 

HUGH M. WEST, B.S., M.S Director of Budgets 



10 / Administration 

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR 
RESEARCH AND PLANNING 

KAREN MARGUERITE YARBROUGH, B.S., M.S., Ph.D ..Vice President 

DONALD RAY GOTTEN, B.S., M.S., Ed.D Assistant Vice President 

Director of the Office of Research 
and Sponsored Programs 

DONALD G. REDALJE, B.A., Ph.D Acting Director of the 

Center for Marine Science 

THOMAS DAVID MCILWAIN, B.S., M.S., Ph.D Director of the Gulf Coast 

Research Laboratory 

WILLIAM CLARENCE SCRUGGS, JR., B.S Director of the 

Computing Center 

JANE Z. SIDERS, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D Director of the Institute for Disability Studies: 

A University Affiliated Program 

ELIZABETH ANN TOMLINSON, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D Director of the Bureau 

of Institutional Research 

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR 
STUDENT AFFAIRS 

JOSEPH SCOTT PAUL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D Vice President 

VRITA DELAINE, B.S., M.S Assistant Vice President 

WARREN K. DUNN, B.S., M.S Administrative Assistant to the Vice President 

and Director of Disabled Student Services 

THOMAS SHOEMAKER, B.S., M.S., Ph.D Dean of Students and 

Director of Greek Life 

JOANNE STEVENS, B.S.E., M.S., Ed.D Dean of Student Services 

DANNY WAYNE MONTGOMERY, B.S., M.Ed University Registrar 

VIRGINIA M. CRAWFORD, M.D Director of Health Services 

VERNETTA POSEY FAIRLEY, B.S., M.S Director of Financial Aid 

SID GONSOULIN, B.S., M.S Director of Recreational Sports 

LORINDA KRHUT, B.S., M.S Director of Residence Life 

ROBERT M. LOWE, B.S Director of University Food Services 

RONALD EDWARD NETTLES II, B.S., M.Ed Director of Career Planning 

and Placement Services 

KEITH OUBRE, B.S., M.S Director of Public Safety 

BARBARA L. ROSS, B.S., M.S Director of University Union 

and Student Activities 

BILL WAYNE SHAFER, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D Director of 

University Counseling Center 

HOMER ASHCRAFT WESLEY III, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D Director of Recruitment, 

Orientation, and Retention 
TAMMY WISE, B.S., M.Ed Director of Drug Education 



Administration / 1 1 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 

H. C. "BILL" MCLELLAN, B.S., M.S Athletic Director 

RALPH NIXON "NICK" FLOYD, JR., B.S., M.B.A Associate Athletic Director 

MALCOLM K. TURK, B.S., M.S Assistant Athletic Director 

and Head Men's Basketball Coach 

DIANA KAY JAMES, B.S., M.S Assistant to the Athletic Director 

and Women's Basketball Coach 

DAVID BOUNDS, B.S., M.Ed Assistant Athletic Director 

MARSHALL LENORD BELL, B.S., M.Ed Track and Cross Country Coach 

SAM H. HALL, B.S Men's and Women's Golf Coach 

CARRIE BYRD, M.S Volleyball Coach 

HILL H. DENSON, JR., B.S., M.S Head Baseball Coach 

HELEN C. GRANT, B.S., M.Ed Compliance Officer and Women's Administrator 

JEFFREY J. BOWER, B.S., M.B.A Head Football Coach 

TEDDY VIATOR, B.S Men's and Women's Tennis Coach 

ERNEST LAWRENCE HARRINGTON, B.S., M.A., Ed.D Head Trainer 

TONY MCGEE, M.S Strength Coach 

JOHN COX, B.S Director of Sports Broadcasting 

M. REGIEL NAPIER, B.S., M.S Sports Information Director 



12 / Administration 

GRADUATE COUNCIL 

Officers of the Council 

L. JANE BOUDREAUX, Ph.D., Chair 

ROBERT THOMAS van ALLER, Ph.D Corresponding Secretary 

DANNY WAYNE MONTGOMERY, M.Ed Secretary 

AUBREY KEITH LUCAS, Ph.D Ex-Officio Member 

JAMES R. MARTIN, Ph.D Ex-Officio Member 



MEMBERS 

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS 
Robert Joseph Tuley, Ed.D. 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 
R. Eric Reidenbach, Ph.D. 
Douglas Earl Wolfe, Ph.D. 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY 

John Douglas Alcorn, Ph.D. 

Bobby Dean Moore, Ed.D. 

Larry G. Daniel, Ph.D. 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES 
L. Jane Boudreaux, Ph.D. 
Frank J. Servedio, Ph.D. 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 

Antonio M. Rodriguez - Buckingham, Ph.D. 

William K. Scarborough, Ph.D. 

Mary Villeponteaux, Ph.D. 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

Rudolph Dennis Ellender, Ph.D. 

David Lee Wertz, Ph.D. 



Purpose Statement / 1 3 

PURPOSE STATEMENT 

The University of Southern Mississippi recognizes the interdependence of teaching, research, 
and service. It is therefore dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in each of these areas, as well as 
their support operations, with the goal of achieving and maintaining the highest possible quality 
throughout the University. 

The University of Southern Mississippi is committed to quality education. In its undergraduate 
programs, and in graduate and professional programs that aim for national distinction, it seeks to 
educate students who will be well-trained in their chosen profession, whose critical thinking skills 
and respect for learning will foster life-long learning, and who recognize their obligation to 
contribute to their society — whether local, national, or international. 

This education will be provided by a community of scholars who are dedicated to high standards 
of original inquiry and creative expression, and to the principles of intellectual freedom. The 
University affirms its support for sound research, scholarship, and creative activity, which will 
expand the boundaries of human knowledge, inspire superior teaching, and in their applications 
improve the quality of life of the citizens of Mississippi and the world. 

With the understanding that teaching and research must complement service to society, The 
University of Southern Mississippi pledges to pursue its goals in an educational atmosphere that affirms 
a commitment to the preservation of our planet's environment and a recognition of the increasing 
importance of international understanding. It teaches respect for diversity of ideas, beliefs, and cultures, 
as well as for its constituents' own cultural heritage. It seeks to attract and nurture a faculty, staff, and 
student body that reflects this diversity, while working always to enhance life locally and regionally. In 
short, The University of Southern Mississippi strives for excellence. 

The University of Southern Mississippi values quality teaching and intellectual achievement, 
research and creative expression, personal development, quality programs and services, and the 
maximum use of resources. These values are supported by the following goals: 

• Commitment to quality teaching and intellectual achievement by encouraging learning based in 
rational inquiry, problem solving, challenge, creativity, and intellectual initiative; developing an 
appreciation of culture and the liberal arts; attracting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse 
faculty, staff, and student body; and creating an appreciation for diversity . 

• Commitment to research and creative expression by preserving and refining existing bodies 
of knowledge and expanding and communicating new knowledge. 

• Commitment to personal development by creating a supportive environment characterized 
by opportunities for leadership development; enhancing communication skills; developing 
cooperative attitudes in problemsolving through team-work methods; creating an awareness 
of the responsibility of a citizen in a democratic society; promoting healthy lifestyles within 
the University community; encouraging students to become supporting alumni; providing 
opportunities for developing career goals; demonstrating competence and integrity; 
developing an understanding of the complexities of differing cultural values in a global 
environment; and creating an understanding of international problems. 

• Commitment to quality programs and services by giving attention to our alumni and other 
constituents; increasing financial support for the University; maintaining efficient student 
services; providing a safe, well-maintained environment; maintaining an athletic program 
that instills pride and generates positive recognition; enhancing University public service to 
the community; and developing practices which protect and preserve our environment. 

• Commitment to maximizing resources through technology utilization by continuing to 
improve the equipment, physical facilities, and library resources of the University; utilizing 
appropriate technologies to deliver programs more effectively; and advocating the usage of 
modem technology. 



14 / General Information 

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND 
PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 

(Buckley Amendment) 

The Buckley Amendment deals with one subject only: educational records. The purpose of the 
law is to define, more precisely than ever has been done, who may or may not see them. On the one 
hand, the law grants students guaranteed access; on the other hand, it takes from the universities the 
privilege of indiscriminate disclosure. 

The Buckley Amendment sets forth these main requirements: 

(1) it allows a student access to each educational record that a university or college keeps on him 
or her; 

(2) it requires the institution to establish a policy on how students can go about seeing specific 
records; 

(3) it requires the institution to inform all students as to what rights they have under the 
Amendment, how they can act on these rights according to school policy, and how they can 
see a copy of the policy; and 

(4) it requires the institution to seek student permission, in writing, before disclosing any 
personally identifiable record to individuals other than professional personnel employed in 
the university or college (and others who meet certain specified requirements). 

The University has developed and put into writing a policy for handling requests from students 
and for disclosing personally identifiable information about students. Students are notified once a 
year of their rights under the law by publishing the University policy in the student handbook. 

REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 AND 
THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT 

The University of Southern Mississippi complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 
1 973 and the Americans with Disability Act. No otherwise qualified handicapped person, solely on 
the basis of handicap, will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be 
subjected to discrimination in the administration of any educational program or activity including 
admission or access thereto or in treatment or employment therein by The University of Southern 
Mississippi. If you need assistance in reasonably accommodating a disability in the classroom or on 
campus please contact the Director of Disabled Student Services at 266-5924. 

RETENTION OF STUDENTS AND 
PROGRAM COMPLETION INFORMATION 

The Office of Graduate Admissions will provide, upon request, information regarding student 
retention as well as the number and percentage of students completing specific graduate programs at 
The University of Southern Mississippi. For further information, please contact: 

Director of Graduate Admission 

The University of Southern Mississippi 

Box 10066 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0066 

(601)266-5137 

BULLETINS 

The University of Southern Mississippi has four publications each year; the Undergraduate 
Bulletin, the Graduate Bulletin, the Independent Study Bulletin, and the Regional Campus 

Bulletin. To get the complete programs of the University, please check each Bulletin. 



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THE GRADUATE SCHOOL 

Robert T. van Aller, Dean 

Hattiesburg, MS 39506-5024 

(601)266-4369 

The Graduate School at The University of Southern Mississippi was established in 1947 to 
recognize the University's growing responsibilities as a center of higher learning and provide an 
academic environment in which advanced research and free inquiry could develop to the advantage 
of both the student and the State. In the years since 1947, the University's graduate programs have 
developed logically on the growing points of strong undergraduate schools and departments to meet 
the needs for professional competence beyond the academic measure of the baccalaureate degree. 

In response to the need to offer graduate programs beyond the boundaries of the Hattiesburg 
Campus, the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning in 1972 authorized the University 
to grant graduate degrees on the campus at The University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast. 
Course work taken at the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses is considered as campus work. 

The Graduate School's Place Within the University Structure 

The Graduate School is administered by a dean executing policies determined by the Graduate 
Council. The present composition of the Graduate Council includes the Dean of the Graduate 
School and elected members from the College of The Arts, the College of Business Administration, 
the College of Education and Psychology, the College of Health and Human Sciences, the College 
of Liberal Arts, and the College of Science and Technology. Permanent ex officio members are the 
President of the University and the University Librarian. The Council elects a chair from its regular 
members. The University Registrar serves as secretary to the Council. The Dean of the Graduate 
School serves as corresponding secretary. 

The responsibilities of the Graduate Council, representing both administration and faculty, 
include: 

1. Determining policies of admission to the Graduate School. 

2. Considering and approving graduate programs submitted to the Council through curriculum 

committees of each college. 

3. Electing members of the Graduate Faculty upon recommendation by the academic deans. 

4. Approving new courses (and deleting courses) for graduate credit. 

5. Acting upon any other problems affecting graduate programs. 

The graduate programs approved by the Council are carried out through the Graduate Faculty in 
each degree-granting college of the University's academic organization. 

DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED* 

The University of Southern Mississippi offers graduate level programs in nearly every 
recognized academic discipline. Even those departments not yet ready to offer master's or doctoral 
degrees are usually equipped to offer a graduate minor. In addition, master's degrees are offered at 
USM, Gulf Park. For specific information about the master's programs at Gulf Park, please see its 
section in this Bulletin. 

The degrees which are offered and their majors are listed below. Refer to each department for 
emphasis areas. 

♦Please note that degree offerings may change due to current program reviews. Those listed in this Bulletin 
are those granted as of the 1993-1994 academic year. Check with the department for current offerings. 



16 / The Graduate School 

DEGREES OFFERED 

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION 

Adult Education Human Performance and Recreation 

Curriculum and Instruction Science Education 

Educational Administration Special Education 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 

Adult Education History 

Biological Sciences Human Performance and Recreation 

Chemistry , Marine Science 

Communication Music 

Counseling Psychology Polymer Science 

Curriculum and Instruction Psychology 

Educational Leadership and Research Science Education 

EngUsh Scientific Computing 

Special Education 

DOCTOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION 

Music Education 

DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS 

Performance and Pedagogy 

SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION 

Education (CPY/EDS) . Education (ELR/EDS) 

Education (CUI/EDS) Education (SPE/EDS) 



MASTER OF ART EDUCATION 



Art Education 



MASTER OF ARTS 

Anthropology Philosophy 

Communication Political Science 

Criminal Justice Psychology 

English Speech and Hearing 
Geography Sciences 

History 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Business Administration 

MASTER OF ART IN THE TEACHING OF LANGUAGES 

Foreign Languages 

MASTER OF EDUCATION 

Adult Education Educational Curriculum and Instruction 

Counseling and Personnel Services Special Education 

Educational Administration 
and Supervision 

MASTER OF FINE ARTS 

Theatre 



University Press of Mississippi / 17 



MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE 

Library and Information Science 



Music 

Music Education 
Accounting 
Public Health 



MASTER OF MUSIC 

MASTER OF MUSIC EDUCATION 

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY 

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH 



MASTER OF 

Anthropology 

Biological Sciences 

Business Technology Education 

Chemistry 

Communication 

Computer Science 

Counseling Psychology 

Criminal Justice 

Economic Development 

Educational Curriculum 

and Instruction 
Engineering Technology 
English 

Family and Consumer Studies 
Geography 
Geology 
History 

Human Nutrition 
Human Performance 



SCIENCE 

Institution Management 

Marine Science 

Mathematics 

Medical Technology 

Physics 

Political Science 

Polymer Science 

Psychology 

Public Relations 

Recreation 

Science Education 

Speech and Hearing Sciences 

Technical and Occupational Education 



Nursing 
Social Work 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING 

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK 
UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI 



The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 to encourage the dissemination of the 
fruits of research and study through the publication of scholarly works. Functioning as the scholarly 
publishing arm of the state-supported universities in Mississippi, the University Press is governed 
by a Board of Directors made up of one representative from each of the eight universities, one 
representative from the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, and the Director 
of the Press. 

The University Press publishes about 50 books per year. Primary areas of interest are 
Mississippi history and literature, but manuscripts in all areas of study are welcomed. 

Administrative offices of the University Press are located in the Education and Research 
Complex, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi. 



18 / The Graduate School 

COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION 

An administrative entity under the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the College of 
International and Continuing Education coordinates all programs bringing international students to 
The University of Southern Mississippi and all programs sending USM students and those of its 
consortium members abroad for academic credit through its three international components: the 
English Language Institute, the Office of International Student Affairs, and the Office of 
International Programs. 

The English Language Institute offers intensive language instruction, courses in 
conversational English, and specialized courses in Business English, English for Science and 
Technology, and TOEFL Preparation. International students accepted to the Graduate School of the 
University, and those planning to apply for admission to the Graduate School, often sharpen their 
language skills at the English Language Institute. For further information, contact the Director, 
English Language Institute, USM, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5065, USA. Tel. (601) 266-4337 FAX 
(601)266-5699. 

The Office of International Student Affairs coordinates all facets of international admissions 
and student services. The ISA provides counseling on immigration regulations, personal matters, 
culture shock and adjustment, as well as some academic counseling in conjunction with the various 
departments. The Office processes all international applications, evaluates foreign academic 
credentials and issues the appropriate immigration documents for the non-immigrant foreign 
student. Multi-cultural programming for the international students and the community is a'so 
coordinated by the ISA. 

The ISA Office disseminates USM information to foreign schools, U.S. embassies/ consulates 
abroad, and non-profit international organizations (such as the Institute for International 
Education). 

This Office also provides information to and immigration documents for research scholars 
invited by various USM departments to participate in limited research opportunities. 

For further information, write to:Director 

Office of International Student Affairs 

College of International and Continuing Education 

The University of Southern Mississippi 

Box 10047 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0047 

U.S.A. 

Tel. (601) 266-4841 FAX (601) 266-5699 

Office of International Programs. The Office of International Programs administers a variety 
of programs providing USM students opportunities to study abroad. Summer-term programs 
offering regular USM academic credit include: 

The British Studies Program, a summer term in London in which USM functions as the 

academic and logistical linchpin for a ten school consortium comprised of the University of 
South Alabama, Memphis State University, Georgetown College, Hinds Community 
College, Midwestern State University, East Texas State University, Auburn University- 
Montgomery, Northeast Louisiana University and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. 

The Australian Studies Program, a 3500 mile trek 

The Austrian Studies Program in Vienna, Austria 

The Caribbean Studies Program in Ocho Rios, Jamaica 

The French Language Program in Montpellier, France 

The Spanish Language Program in Cuemavaca, Mexico 

The Japanese Studies Program in Tokyo, Japan 

Other academic study abroad programs coordinated by the Office are: 
Semester abroad exchanges with the University of Victoria, Canada, and the Ecole Superieure 
du Commerce Exterieur, Paris, France. 

Year abroad exchange programs with the University of Wales, Swansea, and the University of 
Bonn, Germany. 

For further information write to: 

College of International and Continuing Education 

The University of Southern Mississippi 

Box 5151 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5 151 

U.S.A. 

Tel. (601) 266-4344 FAX (601) 266-5723 



International Students / 1 9 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

The University enrolls graduate students from outside the United States. Assistance in academic 
and non-academic matters before and during the international student's stay at the University is 
provided by the Office of International Student Affairs. 

English Language Proficiency: Applicants whose native language is other than English must 
present the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Exceptions may be made 
if the applicant has earned a degree at an accredited US college or university. TOEFL requirements 
vary from program to program, ranging from 525 to 580. See Admission Requirements for 
international students under the department listing for specific TOEFL requirements. 

English Instruction: Applicants who meet all admission requirements except English language 
proficiency can consider enrolling in the USM English Language Institute prior to academic 
enrollment. The Institutional TOEFL is offered periodically at the ELI for enrolled students. Its 
scores cannot be sent to other institutions. For information about the English Language Institute, 
write English Language Institute, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5065, USA. 

Admission Requirements: Appropriate graduate test scores are also required. The minimum 
GRE is 850, although some departments may require a higher score. Official transcripts with 
degrees posted must be submitted for each school attended. 

Financial Resources: In order to meet requirements for entry into the United States for study, 
applicants must demonstrate sufficient financial resources to meet expected costs of their entire 
educational program. Applicants must provide documentary evidence of their financial resources for 
university study since USM has no special funds for financial assistance to international students. 

ADMISSION PROCEDURE: 

1. Write to the Office of International Student Affairs, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0047 USA for 

information and application forms to the University's graduate programs. 

2. Complete the forms properly and return with a $25.00 application fee to the address above. 

The application and supporting documents must be received no later than two (2) months 
prior to the registration date desired. 

3. Have all official transcripts and diplomas from all former institutions attended sent to the 

Office of International Student Affairs. Please note unauthorized photo copies are NOT 
acceptable. 

4. Have all appropriate official test scores sent to the Office of International Student Affairs. 
A Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (Form IAP-66 for a J-1 visa) or a 

Certificate of Eligibility for Student Status (Form 1-20 for an F-1 visa) is issued only to those 
applicants who have been officially admitted to the University. 



20 / The Graduate School 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES 

Since apphcants must always be admitted to a specific program within the Graduate School, all 
applications for admission to the Graduate School are closely reviewed and must be approved by the 
chair of the department in which the student intends to study, by the college dean, and by the 
Graduate Dean. Admission forms are procurable from and should be submitted to the Graduate 
Admissions Office. 

The aptitude phase (verbal and quantitative sections) of the Graduate Record Examinations 
(GRE) is required of all applicants to the Graduate School except in Nursing which requires the 
analytic plus verbal sections of the GRE, in the College of Business Administration, which requires 
the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), and in some departments of the College of 
Education and Psychology, which accept the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) or the Miller 
Analogies Test (MAT). Prospective students should plan to take the appropriate examination, given 
several times a year at a number of university testing centers, (or by computer at designated centers 
given on a weekly basis) early in their senior year and request that a copy of their scores be sent to 
the Graduate Admissions Office. 

The academic record, character, and conditions of application of the applicant must be in 
accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher 
Learning and with the laws of the State of Mississippi. The applicant must have excellent moral 
character in conformity with the generally accepted standards customarily in effect in the 
University. 

The University reserves the right to cancel the admission or registration of an individual whose 
attendance at the University, in the opinion of the appropriate administrative officer and the 
President, would not be beneficial to the student and/or to the institution. 

Any student who is denied admission, whose admission is suspended, or who questions the type 
of admission granted, may have his or her case reviewed by the Graduate Committee for 
Admissions and Credits. To initiate the review procedure, the student should send a written request 
to the Dean of the Graduate School, Southern Station Box 5024, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5024. Any 
request for review must be made within one year of the date of the denial or suspension or it cannot 
be considered by the Committee. 

It should be clearly understood that the admission requirements listed below represent the 
minimal standards set by the Graduate Council and that additional requirements and higher 
standards may well be stipulated by the various department chairs. Applicants should check 
for such requirements in the departmental section of this Bulletin. 

TYPES OF ADMISSION TO MASTER'S PROGRAMS 

An applicant may be granted regular or conditional admission to a masters program, or may be 
admitted as a non-degree graduate student. 

I. Regular Admission 

Minimum Standards for Regular Admission are as follows: 

A. The applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution approved by a 

recognized accrediting agency. 

B. The applicant must be eligible to re-enter in good standing the last college or university 

attended. 

C. The applicant must present evidence, by official transcript, of a grade point average of at 

least 2.75 (figured on an A equals 4.0 scale) for the last two years of undergraduate 
study, and a grade point average of at least 3.0 on undergraduate courses in the field of 
proposed graduate study. Any exception to this requirement must be cleared with the 
appropriate department chair, the dean concerned, and the Graduate Dean. 

D. Applicants must present acceptable test scores (GRE, GMAT, NTE or MAT). Consult 

specific departmental requirements for this information. 

E. The appropriate department chair, the college dean, and the Graduate Dean must be 

satisfied that the applicant shows promise of satisfying graduate degree requirements. 

II. Conditional Admission 

A student who does not meet the minimum admission standards for either grade point 
average or test scores (GRE, GMAT, NTE or MAT) may be admitted on a conditional basis 
in one of two ways: 



Admisssion Requirements / 2 1 

A. Present a test score acceptable for regular admission and a grade point average no lower than 

2.50. 

B. Present a grade point average of 2.75 or above if the score is lower than that acceptable 

for regular admission. 

Conditional admission can be given only upon the specific recommendation of the department 
chair, the college dean, and the Graduate Dean. 

A conditional student at the master's level must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 
on the first nine (9) semester hours of course work numbered 500 or above or on all courses taken 
while completing this nine (9) hour requirement. In some cases, additional requirements may be 
imposed by the department chair. All requirements must be met or the student will not be allowed to 
continue to seek a master's degree. A student not maintaining the required grade point average after 
the first nine (9) semester hours of course work, and/or failing to satisfy any additional 
requirements, will be reclassified as a non-degree graduate student. 

All courses taken to remove conditional admission must be taken on a campus of The University 
of Southern Mississippi. Upon recommendation of the department chair and approval by the Dean 
of the Graduate School, the conditional admission will be removed and the student reclassified as a 
regular student. 
III. Non-Degree Graduate Student 

Admission as a non-degree graduate student may be granted for any of the following 
reasons: 

A. He or she did not meet requirements for conditional or regular admission before the 

deadline. These admission requirements must be met and the Non-Degree status changed 
to conditional or regular by the end of the first full semester after the student enrolls in 
graduate courses in order to continue course work. 

B. He or she may or may not be able to meet admission requirements but does not desire to 

work toward a graduate degree. 

C. He or she is enrolled in another university and desires to obtain credit from The 

University of Southern Mississippi to be transferred to the graduate school in which he 
or she is seeking a degree. 

Regulations Governing Non-Degree Graduate Students 

Even though a non-degree graduate student has been admitted to the University, he or she has 
not been admitted to any department or to any degree program. Moreover, no credit earned beyond 
the master's degree while classified as a non-degree student may be applied toward the doctoral 
degree. Non-degree graduate students must have the permission of the chair of the department 
offering the course and the Dean of the Graduate School to register for any graduate course. It 
is the responsibility of these students to check admission standards of the individual colleges before 
enrolling in their courses. 

A non-degree graduate student must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. 

To be allowed to continue as a non-degree graduate student, the student must consult with the 
department chair or academic adviser of the department in which he or she is taking courses during 
the first semester enrolled at the University regardless of whether or not the student plans to seek a 
degree. 

No more than nine (9) semester hours earned while classified as a non-degree graduate 
student will be accepted toward a master's degree at The University of Southern Mississippi. 
A student must, therefore, gain conditional or regular admission before completing more than 
nine (9) semester hours of study for additional hours to be counted toward a master's degree. 

TYPES OF ADMISSION TO ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY 

Advanced graduate programs leading to the specialist's degree or various doctoral degrees are 
available to qualified students. An applicant may be granted regular or conditional admission to 
these programs, or may be admitted as a non-degree graduate student. 
I. Regular Admission 

For regular admission to advanced graduate study, a student must present a grade point average 
no lower than 3.25 for the specialist's program or 3.50 for the doctoral program on previous 
graduate work and an acceptable test score on the aptitude phase of the Graduate Record 
Examinations (GRE). Some departments in the College of Education and Psychology accept the 
National Teacher Examinations (NTE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for admission to the 
specialist's program. All students seeking admission to a doctoral program must present scores on 



22 / The Graduate School 

the aptitude phase of the GRE. Consult departmental requirements for the scores required for 
specific degree programs. 

II. Conditional Admission 

For conditional admission to a specialist's program, a student must present either (a) a grade 
point average of between 3.00 and 3.25 and an acceptable test score (GRE or, where applicable, the 
NTE or MAT), or (b) a grade point average no lower than 3.25 if the test score does not meet the 
acceptable score for regular admission. For conditional admission to a doctoral program, a student 
must present either (a) a grade point average of between 3.25 and 3.50 and an acceptable test score 
(GRE), or (b) a grade point average no lower than 3.50 if the GRE score does not meet the 
acceptable score for regular admission. 

A conditional student at the advanced graduate level must maintain a grade point average of at 
least 3.25 on the first nine (9) semester hours of course work numbered 600 or above or on all 
courses taken while completing this nine (9) hour requirement. In some cases, additional 
requirements may be imposed by the department chair. All requirements must be met or the student 
will not be allowed to continue to seek an advanced degree. A student not maintaining the required 
grade point average after the first nine (9) semester hours of course work, and/or failing to satisfy 
any additional requirements, will be reclassified as a non-degree graduate student. 

All courses taken to remove conditional admission must be taken on a campus of The University 
of Southern Mississippi. Upon recommendation of the department chair and approval by the Dean 
of the Graduate School, the conditional admission will be removed and the student reclassified as a 
regular student. 

For students who have their department's approval to change from the master's or specialist's 
program to a higher degree program, the chair and the dean should request the change in a written 
memorandum to the Graduate School Office. The Graduate School Office will verify that the 
minimum requirements for the higher degree are met. 

III. Non-Degree Graduate Student 

An applicant for advanced study may be admitted as a non-degree graduate student; however, no 
credit earned as a non-degree graduate student may be applied to doctoral degrees. All non-degree 
graduate students at the advanced level must have the permission of the chair of the department 
offering the course and the Dean of the Graduate School to register for any graduate course. 

Limitations on University Faculty Members 

Members of the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi above the rank of instructor 
cannot become candidates for a doctoral degree at this institution. They may, however, enroll for 
graduate courses. Faculty members of the rank of instructor may become candidates for doctoral 
degrees at The University of Southern Mississippi on the same terms as any other advanced 
graduate student candidate. 

STUDENTS DENIED ADMISSION 

Students who have been denied admission to a program, but who wish to take graduate courses, 
may reapply for admission to the University as a non-degree seeking graduate student. All students 
in this category are treated as non-degree graduate students, and therefore must have the permission 
of the chair of the department offering the course and the Dean of the Graduate School to register 
for any graduate course. 



Student Expenses / 23 

PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING FOR ADMISSION 

I. Application materials are available from the Office of Recruiting, Box 5 166, or in person at 
Graduate Admissions, Box 10066, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0066. 

II. All credentials (application, recommendations, an official transcript from each institution 
attended) must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Admissions by the deadline 
published in the University Calendar. 

III. After all credentials are received, the Graduate Admissions Office will compute the 
applicant's grade point average and will forward the application and transcript to the 
appropriate department chair, college dean, and the Graduate Dean. As soon as the 
application has been processed by the department chair, the college dean concerned, and the 
Graduate Dean, the Office of Graduate Admissions will notify the applicant of the 
University's decision on the request for admission. 

Permission for Undergraduate Seniors to Register for Graduate Credit 

Exceptionally well qualified undergraduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi 
may apply to the Graduate Office for permission to take course work for graduate credit if they are 
within nine (9) semester hours of meeting bachelor's degree requirements as certified by the 
University Registrar. If the Graduate Dean approves, the student may then register for graduate 
courses up to a maximum of six (6) semester hours of graduate credit with a total course load not 
exceeding twelve (12) semester hours. The student must complete requirements for the 
baccalaureate degree within the first semester/term in which he or she registers for graduate courses. 
The student's application for admission to the Graduate School will not be given final approval until 
after he or she satisfies all requirements for the baccalaureate degree. 

An undergraduate student from another institution desiring to take graduate courses as listed 
above should file a graduate application, pay the appropriate fee, have a transcript sent to the Dean 
of the Graduate School and ask for permission to take a graduate class. 

STUDENT EXPENSES 

The University of Southern Mississippi is supported chiefly by legislative appropriations. 
Increases in student fees are put into effect only when public support funds are inadequate and no 
other recourse is available. Increases are made only for support of the institution or improvement of 
the activity program of the students; therefore the University must reserve the right to increase or 
modify fees and expenses without prior notice but with approval of the Board of Trustees of State 
Institutions of Higher Learning. 

Fees and expenses are in the form of general tuition, room and board, and special fees. 

GENERAL TUITION. This fee, together with the allocation from the legislative appropriation, 
is used for general support of the University. Athletic activities and UAC programs are not included 
for part-time students. 

Full-time students for purposes of assessing fees are those who take nine (9) or more semester 
hours in Graduate School and twelve (12) or more semester hours in all other colleges during fall 
and spring semesters. During summer terms, seven (7) or more semester hours for Graduate School 
and nine (9) or more semester hours in all other colleges constitute full-time students for purposes 
of assessing fees. Undergraduate students enrolled for more than nineteen (19) semester hours 
during fall and spring semesters and for more than fourteen (14) semester hours during the summer 
term will be assessed the applicable fee for each additional semester hour. Graduate students 
enrolled for more than thirteen (13) semester hours during fall and spring semesters and for more 
than fourteen (14) semester hours during the summer term will be assessed the applicable fee for 
each additional semester hour. 

Clinical and hospital services covered by the health service charge included in the general 
tuition fee are limited to cases of ordinary illness. Services are provided within the limits of the 
professional, technical, and physical resources of the Clinic. The University does not assume 
responsibility in cases of extended illness or for treatment of chronic diseases. Cases requiring 
surgery must be handled by a physician and hospital of the student's choice and at the student's 
expense. 

ROOM AND BOARD. The room and board fees are assessed for all students living in 
University controlled residence halls and those students living in fraternity houses. Board is 
available to all other students on an optional basis. Two meal plans are available; a seven-day 21 
meal plan and a five-day 15 meal plan. Lite Line meals and diet counseling are available at no extra 
charge. 



24 / The Graduate School 

A room deposit is payable in advance for the reservation of space in the residence hall. This 
amount is held as a damage deposit until a student withdraws from, the residence hall. Upon 
withdrawal, the student must make an application to the Resident Manager of the dormitory for 
refund. When a student reserves a room in a residence hall, he or she obligates himself or herself to 
pay for both fall and spring semesters' room rent unless the student cancels his or her assignment in 
writing before the residence halls open for the fall semester. A rent refund will be made only upon 
withdrawal from the University. 

TELEPHONE SERVICE. Telephone service in residence halls and family student housing is 
provided to students through the University telephone system. The cost of sharing local telephone 
service is included as a part of housing rent. For long distance service, students may use the 
University's system by completing an application at the Campus Telephone Office, Hub Building, 
Room 104. Long distance telephone authorization and a caller identification will then be issued. 
Long distance calls are billed to the student on a monthly basis. Charges must be settled prior to 
leaving the University (including graduation, withdrawal, and semester breaks). 

POST OFFICE BOX. The post office box fee is assessed for all students living in University- 
controlled housing. Those students living off campus may rent a post office box if they so desire. 

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS. The ID card is a permanent card for each student. 
The fall semester (permanent) ID card will also be used for spring and summer semesters each year 
by revalidation. The same card must be kept, re-validated and used even when returning from a 
previous year or semester. Do not destroy, lose, bend or tamper with an ID card. Only one card will 
be issued at no charge during a five (5) year period. A fee of $10.00 will be charged at the time a 
replacement card is made. 

OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION. One-half of a student's total fees are due and 
payable at the time of registration. Students with University loans, grants, or scholarships may use 
those funds as payment for the first half of total fees. Loans, grants, scholarships, and checks made 
payable to the University must be applied to fees in full before a refund or change can be given. 
Fees deferred past the day to register each term will be billed monthly. A monthly service charge of 
1.5% will be applied to the unpaid balance. 

The University reserves the right to withhold readmission to a student until all delinquent 
accounts have been paid. In fact, all past due accounts will be included on registration fee invoices 
and monthly bills. Transcripts of credits will not be issued for students whose accounts are 
delinquent. All fees must be paid before a degree will be awarded. 

Fines accumulated as a result of failure to adhere to the established procedures of the University, 
such as Library and Public Safety regulations, or any other policy establishing regulations for the 
protection of University property, shall become collectable by the Business Office, and, if not 
collected, shall constitute a delinquent account. 

A non-refundable registration fee of $5.00 will be assessed all students. 

A fee of $50.00 will be assessed students who register during the late registration period. 

Students whose checks for registration fees are returned will be assessed the late registration fee 
of $50.00 in addition to the $6.00 returned check handling fee. Returned checks not promptly paid 
may result in dismissal from the University. 

A fee of $15.00 for operation of the University Union is included in the fees of all full-time 
students. A $1.00 fee is added to the general tuition fee assessment of part-time students. 

A $2.50 per hour fee for use of the University Clinic by part-time students is included in the per 
hour fee shown below. 

A fee of $3.00 for Intramural Facilities is included in the fees of all full-time students. A $1.00 
fee is added to the general tuition fee assessment of part-time students. 

A special building fee will be assessed each semester for the support of the Payne Center. These 
fees are shown below. The students at The University of Southern Mississippi voted April 10, 1984 
in favor of this fee. 

A special library fee of $5.00 is included in the fees for full-time students. A $1.00 fee is added 
to the first hour for part-time students with an additional $2.00 being added to the sixth hour. 

Courses requiring special fees and music fees are shown in the Special Fee listing and are 
indicated by a plus sign in the Course Description Section of this Bulletin. 



Residence Status / 25 

RESIDENCE STATUS 

LEGAL RESIDENCE OF STUDENTS: The definitions and conditions stated here are as 
required by state law in the classification of students as residents or nonresidents for the assessment 
of fees. Requests for a review of residency classification should be submitted to the Office of 
Admissions and Records; forms for this purpose are available from the Office of Admissions and 
Records. 

A MINOR: The residence of a person less than twenty-one years of age is that of the father. 
After the death of the father, the residence of the minor is that of the mother. If the parents are 
divorced, the residence of the minor is that of the parent who was granted custody by the court; or, 
if custody was not granted, the residence continues to be that of the father. If both parents are dead, 
the residence of the minor is that of the last surviving parent at the time of that parent's death, 
unless the minor lives with a legal guardian of his or her person duly appointed by a proper court of 
Mississippi, in which case his or her residence becomes that of the guardian. 

AN ADULT: The residence of an adult is that place where he or she is domiciled, that is, the 
place where he or she actually physically resides with the intention of remaining there indefinitely 
or of returning there permanently when temporarily absent. Adult students who are residing outside 
of the State of Mississippi, but whose parents have moved to this state and have become residents, 
must establish residence in their own right. In determining residence for tuition purposes for persons 
who return to Mississippi after temporary departures such as school attendance, work elsewhere or 
military service, cognizance is taken of evidence showing continuity of state residence and 
demonstrated intent to return to the state. 

REMOVAL OF PARENTS FROM MISSISSIPPI: If the parents of a minor who is enrolled 
as a student in an institution of higher learning move their legal residence from the State of 
Mississippi, the minor is immediately classified as a nonresident student. 

TWELVE MONTHS OF RESIDENCE REQUIRED: No student may be admitted to the 
University as a resident of Mississippi unless his or her residence, as defined herein-above, has been 
in the State of Mississippi for a continuous period of at least twelve months immediately preceding 
his or her admission. 

A student who has lived within the state for twelve months following his or her twenty-first 
birthday may establish residence in his or her own right by showing that he or she is living in the 
state with the intention of abandoning his or her former domicile and remaining in the State of 
Mississippi permanently, or for an indefinite length of time. Intent may be demonstrated or 
disproved by factors including, but not limited to, filing of Mississippi income tax returns, eligibility 
to vote in Mississippi, motor vehicle registration in Mississippi, possession of Mississippi operator's 
license, place of employment, and self support. 

RESIDENCE STATUS OF A MARRIED PERSON: A married person may claim the 
residence of his or her spouse. 

CHILDREN OF PARENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED BY THE UNIVERSITY: Children 
of parents who are members of the faculty or staff of the University may be classified as residents 
without regard to the residence requirements of twelve months. 

MILITARY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED ON ACTIVE DUTY STATION IN MISSISSIPPI: 
Members of the armed forces on extended active duty and stationed within the State of Mississippi 
may be classified as residents, without regard to the residence requirement of twelve months, for 
the purpose of attendance at the University. Resident status of such military personnel who are not 
legal residents of Mississippi, as defined above under LEGAL RESIDENCE OF AN ADULT, shall 
terminate upon their reassignment for duty in the continental United States outside the State of 
Mississippi. 

CHILDREN OF MILITARY PERSONNEL: Resident status of children of members of the 
armed forces on extended active duty shall be that of the military parent for the purpose of attending 
the University during the time that their military parents are stationed within the State of Mississippi 
and shall be continued through the time that military parents are stationed in an overseas area with 
last duty assignment within the State of Mississippi, excepting temporary training assignments en 
route from Mississippi. Resident status of minor children shall terminate upon reassignment under 
permanent change of station orders of their military parents for duty in the continental United States 
outside the State of Mississippi, excepting temporary training assignments en route from 
Mississippi. 

CERTIFICATION OF RESIDENCE OF MILITARY PERSONNEL: A military person on 
active duty stationed in Mississippi who wishes to avail himself or herself or his or her dependents 
of the provisions of the paragraph titled MILITARY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED ON ACTIVE 
DUTY STATION IN MISSISSIPPI must submit a certificate from his or her military organization 



26 / The Graduate School 

showing the name of the military member, the name of the dependent, if for a dependent, the name 
of the organization of assignment and its address (may be in the letterhead), that the military 
member will be on active duty stationed in Mississippi on the date of registration at the University; 
that the military member is not on transfer orders; and the signature of the commanding officer, the 
adjutant, or the personnel officer of the unit of assignment with signer's rank and title. A military 
certificate must be presented to the Registrar of the University each semester at (or within ten days 
prior to) registration for the provisions of the paragraph MILITARY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED 
ON ACTIVE DUTY STATION IN MISSISSIPPI, named above, to be effective. 

LEGAL RESIDENCE OF A FOREIGN STUDENT: Students with permanent immigrant 
status or refugee status can establish residence in the state by meeting the provisions of the 
Mississippi Statute. 

PETITIONS FOR CHANGE OF RESIDENCY: Petitions for change of residency must be 
made on or before the last day of late registration. Forms are available in the Office of Admissions 
and Records. 

STUDENTS HOLDING ASSIST ANTSHIPS: Non-resident students holding University 
financed assistantships will not be required to pay the non-resident fee during the time they hold 
such appointments. 

REFUND POLICY: 

(Room and board fees, tuition, out-of-state fees, student fees, book charges and special fees.) 

A student who officially withdraws after enrollment may obtain a refund based on the following 
schedule: 

Withdrawal prior to the first day of classes of any term... 100% less a $25 withdrawal fee. 

Commencing with the first day that day classes meet each term: 

Fall and Spring Semesters. 

The first through the fifth working day 100% less a $25 withdrawal fee. 

The sixth through the fifteenth working day 75% 

The sixteenth through the thirtieth working day 50% 

After the thirtieth working day None 

S and SS Fall and Spring Semesters. 

Prior to and including the last day to register 

for or add S and SS courses 100% less a $25 withdrawal fee. 

The next five working days 75% 

The next ten working days 50% 

After the 50% period None. 

Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Terms 

The first through the fifth working day 100% less a $25 withdrawal fee. 

The sixth through the tenth working day 75% 

The eleventh through the twentieth working day 50% 

After the twentieth working day None. 

S and SS Summer Term. 

Prior to and including the last day to register 

for or add S and SS courses 100% less a $25 withdrawal fee. 

The next five working days 75% 

The next five working days 50% 

After the 50% period None. 

Refunds are based on the assessment and not upon the amount paid by the student. The refund 
schedule above applies to students who drop to an hourly load below full-time or from an overload 
to full-time or below. 

The $5 registration fee is non-refundable. 

Appeals for refunds due to extenuating circumstances may be made in writing to: Vice President 
for Business and Finance, Southern Station, Box 5005, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5005. 

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the University must submit written requests to 
the Dean of the Graduate School who will initiate the Withdrawal and Refund Form. 



Expenses / 27 
EXPENSES EACH UNIVERSITY SEMESTER/SESSION 
(All fees are subject to change without notice.) 

FIXED FEES FALL, SPRING SUMMER 

SEMESTERS SESSION 

FULL-TIME STUDENTS 

General Tuition $1,146.00 $786.00 

Building Fee— Payne Center (per student) 45.00 45.00 

Registration Fee (per student) 5.00 5.00 

Housing Rent: 

Hillcrest, Eiam Arms, Mississippi, Hattiesburg 

and Vann 675.00 450.00 

Roberts, Scott, Jones, Pulley, Bolton, Wilber, 

Hickman and Bond 600.00 400.00 

Pine Haven Apartments: 

1-bedroom 798.00 532.00 

2-bedroom 848.00 566.00 

3-bedroom 898.00 599.00 

Board: 

5-Day Plan 500.00 295.00 

7-Day Plan 560.00 330.00 

Other Fees When Applicable: 

Non-resident Fee 1,230.00 196.00 

*The Southerner 12.00 

**Post Office Box 10.00 10.00 

PART-TIME STUDENTS— Each Semester Hour— 

Hattiesburg Campus: 

General Tuition — graduate student 1 14.00 1 14.00 

General Tuition — undergraduate student 86.00 86.00 

Building Fee — Payne Center (per student): 

Graduate 6-8 hrs 10.00 

Less than 6 hrs 5.00 

Less than 7 hrs 5.00 

Undergraduate 9-11 hrs 10.00 

Less than 9 hrs 5.00 5.00 

Library Fee (per student) — an additional $2.00 

is added to the 6th hour 1.00 1.00 

Registration Fee (per student) 5.00 5.00 

Non-resident Fee: 

Graduate student ...137.00 28.00 

Undergraduate student 102.00 21.00 

*Non-refundable. Charged the first semester attended each year to all full-time undergraduate students. Optional 
to all other students. 
**Non-refundable. Optional to students living off campus. Assessed: $10.00 Fall; $10.00 Spring; $10.00 Summer. 

General tuition, room, board, and post office, if appHcable, are payable each 
semester/session. 



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SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES 
Departmental Fees: 

BSC, all BSC laboratory courses $15.00 per course 

GET 570L, 571L, 578L, 672, 501L, 520L, 572L, 577L 15.00 per course 

GHE 5 1 IL, 527L, 528L, 561L, 562L 15.00 per course 

GSS 500, 501, 502, 503, 630 

631, 632, 633, 637 15.00 per course 

GSG 620, 632, 638, 640 15.00 per course 

EET512L,ENT530L, 570L 15.00 per course 

GHY510L,512L, 516L,517L 10.00 per course 

GLY, all GLY laboratory courses 15.00 per course 

LS 505 15.00 per course 

LS 516, 622, 623 7.50 per course 

MAT518,519, 560, 561 15.00 per course 

MTG 501, 502L, 503, 504L, 505, 506L, 507, 508, 509, 522, 526 $15.00 per course 

PSG 570L, 720L, 721L 15.00 per course 

REP 516, 616, 622, 623 7.50 per course 

SGE 532, 561 15.00 per course 

Music Fees — Private lessons for other than full-time 
music majors and for music majors taking private 
lessons not required for the degree being pursued: 

Each semester hour per instructor 35.00 

Orchestral or Band Instrument Rental 15.00 per semester 

Locker Rental 5.00 per semester 

Examinations and Degrees: 

Miller Analogies Test 35.00 when applicable 

Revalidation Examination 30.00 when applicable 

Special Examination 3.00 when applicable 

Application for Degree 

Bachelor's 40.00 

Master's 40.00 

Specialist's 40.00 

Doctoral 171.50 * 

Thesis binding per copy 10.00 when applicable 

Registration and Records: 

Cooperative Education 25.00 when applicable 

Late Registration 50.00 

Registration Fee for International Students 

(Non-refundable) 25.00 with application 

Memorandum of Gredits 1.00 each 

Transcript of Gredits 2.00 each 

Division of Continuing Education and Resident Center 
Resident Genter 

Graduate Gourse $ 1 1 1.00 per semester hour 

Resident Genter — Laboratory fee 6.00 per course 

Resident Genter — Typing fee 5.00 per course 

Extension Genter 

Graduate Gourse 111.00 per semester hour 

Registration Fee (per student) 5.00 

Special fees are not normally refundable. However, requests for refunds of special fees will be based on 
circumstances existing at the times of requests. 

*This includes hood rental (Hoods may be purchased through the Bookstore) and the dissertation binding fee for 
four copies. One additional copy may be ordered for $10.00. 



Career Planning and Placement / 29 

AVAILABLE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS 

At present the University has available some 400 master's and 150 doctoral University 
assistantships in all areas as well as fellowships provided by federal and private agencies. Though 
amounts may vary from department to department. University assistantships range from $3400 to 
$6000 per academic year at the master's level and from $4800 to $12,000 per academic year at the 
doctoral level and entail one-half time of teaching or research assignment. To maintain an 
assistantship a student must have an average of B or better each semester. General tuition and the 
non-resident fee are waived for graduate assistantship holders. To qualify for this waiver, students 
on assistantships must be registered for courses totaling twelve (12) hours each semester (9 hours 
during Summer term). Courses taken as Audit do not count toward these hours. The University also 
currently waives out-of-state tuition for students on sabbatical leave with pay from schools and 
colleges. 

Inquiries regarding assistantships should be directed to the Dean of the Graduate School. 
Applications for assistantships must be filed by May 15. 

The Perkins Loan Program (formerly NDSL), and the Federal Work-Study Program, and State 
Student Incentive Grant are also available to graduate students. (See the Financial Aid section of the 
Undergraduate Bulletin for detailed information about the Perkins & FWS Programs.) Applicants 
for Perkins Loans and Federal Work-Study Program should apply by March 15 (priority date) for 
loans and work to begin the fall term. Applications for the Perkins Loan Program, and the Federal 
Work-Study Program may be secured by writing the Office of Financial Aid. 

CAREER PLANNING AND PLACEMENT 

The Office of Career Planning and Placement, located on the first floor of McLemore Hall, 
offers the student three types of employment assistance while attending the University: part-time 
employment, cooperative education employment, and career employment upon graduation. 

The Student Employment Division offers the student an opportunity to obtain part-time 
employment while enrolled as a regular student at USM. The service is comprehensive in that it will 
involve jobs for work-study as well as non-work-study both on and off campus. 

The Cooperative Education Program affords the student the opportunity to gain a complete 
education with periods of work related to the student's major. The Cooperative Education Office 
assists in securing meaningful jobs that will give the student practical work experience and financial 
support to aid in his or her education. The basic qualifications for the undergraduate Co-op 
Programs are as follows: 

1. The student must maintain at least a 2.50 GPA. 

2. The student must attend USM or a regional campus at least one semester prior to his or her 

placement. 

A student is eligible to enter the program at any time during his or her career at USM. Transfer 
students who have been in a co-op program with another university may transfer into the USM 
program and maintain their original job. 

Salaries of co-op students vary depending on the type of degree they are pursuing and the 
amount of co-op experience they have. 

The Office of Cooperative Education will determine the eligibility of the student to participate 
in the program. Each student's record of performance will be periodically reviewed, once an active 
participant, and he or she may be placed on probation or removed from the program when not 
meeting minimum requirements. 

The Placement Center provides assistance to graduating seniors, graduates, and alumni in 
obtaining career employment upon or after graduation. Students seeking career employment should 
establish a placement credentials file during the last semester of their junior year or the first 
semester of their senior year. These credentials are valuable to prospective employers who are 
seeking information on college graduates for possible employment. The services may be used by the 
graduate as often as is needed. 



30 / The Graduate School 

For additional information, contact the: 

Student Employment Division Cooperative Education Program 

Box 5014 Box 5014 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5014 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5014 

(601)266-4157 (601)266-4844 

The Placement Center 

Box 5014 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5014 

(601)266-4153 

GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

It is reasonable to assume that a graduate student accepts full responsibility for knowing the 
policies and regulations of the Graduate School and the departmental requirements relevant to his or 
her individual degree program. 

Only the general academic regulations and requirements governing all graduate programs are 
given below. Specific requirements pertaining to individual degree programs are outlined within the 
department sections. 

Course Work and Grading System 

Courses open to graduate students for graduate credit are those numbered 500 or above. 
Many courses have certain prerequisites. A student who wishes to register for a particular course 
must satisfy the department concerned that he or she has had preparation adequate for admission to 
the course. 

The grading system in the Graduate School is as follows: 

A — Indicates that the student's work is of unusually high quality. 

B — Indicates that the student's work is of high but not exceptional quality. 

C — Indicates that the student has met the minimum requirements for passing the course. 

D — Indicates that the student' s work is below that which is expected of a graduate student. A 

course in which the student has earned a grade of D will not apply toward a graduate 

degree. A student who earns more than six (6) semester hours in grades of D or below 

may not be considered as a candidate for a degree. 
E — Indicates a course in progress. It is to be used only for thesis and dissertation credit while 

in progress. 
F — Indicates that the student has failed the course. A student who accumulates more than 

three (3) semester hours of F grades will not be considered as a candidate for a degree. 
I — Indicates an incomplete record. An I is treated as an F if not removed within one term of 

attendance. 
P — Indicates completion of thesis and dissertation credit and is assigned only upon 

completion. Also used for grades in courses numbered 697 and 797. 
W — Indicates withdrawal from a course passing. 
X — Indicates failure to drop or withdraw properly before deadline. Upon completion of the 

drop/withdrawal form by the student in the Office of Admissions and Records, the 

Registrar is authorized to replace the grade of X with a W. 
Fuller explanation of the grading system is in the Undergraduate Bulletin. 
The general regulation that degree work must be completed within a six-year period applies to 
all course work. 

A grade-point average of B or better is required of all candidates for graduate degrees by the 
time they complete the course-hour requirements for the degree. 

The use of the Pass/Fail option at the Graduate level for any course except those listed above 
MUST BE APPROVED BY THE GRADUATE COUNCIL. 

On the recommendation of the student's committee or major professor, a student may retake one 
graduate level course in order to improve his grade point average. 

Grade Review Policy 

The instructor (defined as one who has the responsibility for a class, special problem, thesis or 
dissertation) has the authority in his or her class over all matters affecting the conduct of the class, 
including the assignment of grades. Student performance should be evaluated according to academic 
criteria made available to all students within the first two weeks of each semester. Grades should not 
be determined in an arbitrary or capricious manner. 



Master's Degree Requirements / 31 

When a student disagrees with the final grade given by an instructor, fair play requires the 
opportunity for an orderly appellate procedure. The procedure assures due process for both the 
instructor and student. For policies and procedures governing grade review, contact the dean of the 
appropriate college or the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Course Loads 

I. Although the maximum load of a full-time graduate student is sixteen (16) semester hours, 
the normal load for a full-time graduate student is generally considered to be twelve (12) 
semester hours. 

II. The minimum load for a full-time graduate student is nine (9) semester hours for students 
living in Pine Haven, using the services of the Clinic, using the services of Veteran's 
Affairs, or using other such services of the University. 

III. Twelve ( 1 2) hours is the maximum load for a graduate fellow teaching one undergraduate 
class or its equivalent. In no case may the total hours involved in a student's program, 
including both the course work and the assistantship assignment, exceed sixteen (16) hours. 

IV. The courses numbered 697 and 797 — Independent Study and Research — may be taken for 
any amount of credit (up to a maximum of sixteen (16) hours in any one semester) with the 
exception that students who are not in residence but who are actively working on a thesis, 
research problem, or dissertation and consulting with the major professor or making use of 
the library or other University facilities must enroll for at least three (3) hours each semester. 

V. Students enrolling only for 698, 798, or 898 or courses entitled ''Internship" such as CPY 
861 should enroll for a minimum of three hours, or PSY 796 for a minimum of four hours. 

VI. Students enrolling only for 691, 791, or 891 (or other courses titled ''Research in...") should 
enroll for a minimum of three hours. 

MASTER'S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

A convenient checklist of master's degree requirements may be procured in the Graduate Office. 

I. Credit Hours 

A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours credit is required for any master's degree. Many 
departments require more than the minimum. Consult specific college and departmental 
requirements for additional information. 

II. Time Limitation 

The student must complete the master's degree within six calendar years from the date of 
initial enrollment in a graduate program. Six years is the maximum age allowed for 
graduate credits toward a master's degree. If more than six years are needed to complete 
requirements, the Graduate Dean, under extenuating circumstances, and special petition, 
may revalidate over-age credit hours if the original credit was earned at The University of 
Southern Mississippi and if the dean of the college concerned approves the revalidation. The 
revalidation is secured by the student's successfully passing a special examination on the 
course. However, any student who fails to complete the master's degree program within the 
six-year time period becomes subject to any changes in degree requirements made at any 
date six years prior to graduation. The fee charged for the special revalidation examination is 
$30.00 per course. The fee is to be paid before the validation examination is taken. Over-age 
extension courses cannot be revalidated. 

III. Credit Hours Limitations 

A. At least half of the semester hours required for a degree program must be earned on a 

campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. 

B. A minimum of fifty per cent of the credit earned at The University of Southern 

Mississippi must be taken on the campus from which the degree is awarded. 

C. A minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours must be in courses numbered 600 or above. 

D. A total of no more than nine (9) semester hours of work earned as a non-degree student 

may be applied toward a master's degree. Please note F below._ 

E. As many as six (6) semester hours of graduate credit from other accredited institutions 

may be transferred to the student's program with the approval of the appropriate 
department chair and the Graduate Dean provided that the course work transferred falls 
within the six-year period allowed for the degree. 

F. A total of no more than nine (9) semester hours of transfer work and non-degree work 

may be applied toward a master's degree. 



32 / The Graduate School 

IV. The Master's Committee 

The student's work toward the master's degree is supervised by a departmental committee 
composed of a chair and at least two members recommended by the department chair and 
appointed by the Graduate Dean. 

V. The Minor Field 

If a minor field is required in the master's program, it shall consist of a minimum of nine (9) 
semester hours of course work. 

VI. The Master's Thesis 

A. The degree of Master of Arts entails the writing of a thesis (698. Thesis, 6 hrs.). For the 

degrees of Master of Science and Master of Education, some programs offer a non-thesis 
option. Students intending to pursue a degree higher than the master's are encouraged to 
write a thesis. 

B. As appropriate, the Human Subjects Protection Review Committee and/or the 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee must approve the thesis topic. 

C. A separate bulletin outlining University requirements concerning the preparation of 

theses is available in the Graduate Office. 

D. The student must register for at least three (3) hours of 698 during the semester/term in 

which he or she expects to defend the thesis. Students who have previously registered for 
the maximum total of six (6) hours of 698, and/or who are not in residence, but who are 
actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, and/or using other 
resources of the University, must register for at least three (3) hours of 697-Independent 
Study and Research. 

VII. Examinations 

A. The aptitude phase of the Graduate Record Examinations or the Graduate 

Management Admission Test is required for admission into the Graduate School. 
Individual departments may require the advanced area tests. Some departments in the 
College of Education and Psychology accept the National Teacher Examinations or the 
Miller Analogies Test. 

B. Some master's degree programs, particularly programs leading to the Master of Arts, 

include a foreign language requirement. Students should refer to the section of this 
Bulletin describing individual departments and schools to determine whether specific 
requirements have been established for a program of interest. A student may demonstrate 
proficiency in a foreign language by any of several options; the particular option 
followed by the student must have the approval of the student's advisory committee and 
the Dean of the Graduate School. The options are as follows: 

1. Completion of six (6) semester hours with grades of C or better in one of the 

following language sequences: PRE 501-502, SPA 501-502, or GER 501-502. These 
courses are specifically designed to meet The University of Southern Mississippi 
Graduate School foreign language requirements. 

2. Completion of nine (9) semester hours (undergraduate or graduate) with grades of C 

or better in an approved foreign language. The courses listed above in option 1 may 
not be included as part of these 9 hours. The student may transfer these hours from 
an accredited institution upon admission to the Graduate School, provided that the 
most advanced of the courses was taken within the last six (6) calendar years. After 
admission, courses taken to satisfy the foreign language requirement by this option 
must be taken at The University of Southern Mississippi or may be taken at another 
institution if written approval of the specific courses and institution is obtained from 
the student's advisory committee, the chair of the Department of Foreign Languages 
and Literatures, and the Dean of the Graduate School. 

3. Completion of the Graduate School Foreign Language Test (GSFLT) with a score 

of 460 or above. Students may procure the proper registration forms for this 
examination from the Office of the Director of Student Counseling. This examination 
is available in French, German, Spanish, and Russian. 
Demonstration of proficiency by any means other than these options must be done by a 
method recommended and approved by the student's advisory committee, the Chair of the 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and the Dean of the Graduate School. 



Doctoral Degree Requirements / 33 

C. In addition to regular examinations, final comprehensive examinations are required for 
master's degrees. The major department will determine whether the comprehensive 
examination will be written or oral or both. The written comprehensive, if required, will 
be prepared by the student's committee and will cover the area of the major field. If an 
oral examination is required, the chair of the student's committee will send written 
notices of the time and place of the examination. Comprehensive examinations, whether 
written or oral, will be administered no later than the last week of the semester/term in 
which the student expects to receive the degree and the results reported by the 
department chair to the University Registrar and to the Graduate Office no later than the 
last day for presenting signed theses to the Graduate Office. The examination may be 
administered earlier in the semester/term if the department so desires. A student who 
fails the comprehensive examination may not retake the examination until its next 
regular administration and may repeat the examination only once. 

SPECIALIST'S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

The specialist's degree earned in the Departments of Educational Leadership and Research, 
Curriculum and Instruction, Psychology and Special Education provides sixth-year programs 
designed to prepare students for positions in school administration, advanced technical education for 
business, teacher training, and counseling, and to develop research and evaluation specialists for the 
public schools. Individual programs and requirements are fully described in the departmental 
sections of this Bulletin. 

Students who are seeking the specialist's degree must meet all degree requirements relating to 
the master's degree, must earn at least thirty-three (33) semester hours beyond the master's degree, 
must write an acceptable thesis (798) and defend it via an oral examination, or complete a field- 
based problem, and must complete one full-time semester/term of residence taking all nine (9) 
semester hours on the Hattiesburg Campus. 

A maximum of nine (9) semester hours earned as a non-degree student may be applied to the 
specialist's degree. 

DOCTORAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

A convenient checklist of doctoral degree requirements and calendar deadlines may be obtained 
in the Graduate Office. 

I. Credit Hours 

All doctoral degrees entail a minimum of eighty-four (84) semester hours of course work 
beyond the bachelor's degree or fifty-four (54) semester hours of course work beyond the 
master's degree. 

II. Time Limitations 

With special petition, Courses taken above the master's degree or its equivalent which will 
fit into the degree program but which are six or more years old at the time of admission to 
the advanced graduate program may be counted toward meeting degree requirements when 
recommended by the department chair and approved by the Graduate Dean. The 
comprehensive examination must be completed within a period of six years after the student 
has been admitted to advanced graduate standing at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

III. Credit Hour Limitations 

A. A minimum of thirty-two (32) semester hours of work beyond the master's degree must 

be earned on the University's Hattiesburg Campus. 

B. Transfer of credit for graduate work done at other institutions must be approved by the 

department chair and Graduate Dean. Final evaluation of and acceptance of transfer credit 
will not be made until the student has been in residence for one semester/term. Transfer of 
credit for doctoral degree programs is limited to not more than six (6) semester hours or 
nine (9) quarter hours beyond the master's degree. Exceptions to this restriction may be 
made with the approval of the department chair and the Graduate Dean. 

C. Credit earned as a non-degree graduate student cannot be applied toward a doctoral degree. 



34 / The Graduate School 

IV. Residency 

Residency "refers to a period during which the candidate is on the campus engaged in 

intensive study, sustained association with faculty members and other colleagues who share 

common scholarly and professional interests, attendance at seminars and colloquia, intensive 

reading and familiarization with library resources, consultation with specialists in other 

disciplines and resource centers, and the opportunity for broadened exposure to current 

intellectual issues as they are revealed in various campus offerings. In short, the requirement 

is not an inflicted ritual, but an opportunity."' The residency requirements for the doctoral 

degree can be fulfilled by the completion of 24 graduate hours of continuous study on the 

Hattiesburg Campus within the time limit of a minimum of two consecutive semesters 

(including the full summer session). During this period the student is obligated to devote full 

time to graduate work and to earn at least 12 semester hours of credit in each of the two 

semesters. Residency may begin only after the student is admitted to a doctoral program as a 

regular student. 

A student who holds a fellowship or assistantship may fulfill the residency requirement by 

earning a total of twenty-four (24) semester hours within three (3) consecutive 

semesters/terms. 

A student should not attempt to fulfill the residency requirements if he or she is gainfully 

employed full-time. 

While the above are generalized University residency requirements, students are reminded 

that many departments have additional residency requirements and some departments have 

specialized options to meet particular needs. Therefore, all residency plans must be approved 

in writing by the department chair before residency is begun. 

'R. Kruh, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, September, 1977. 

V. The Doctoral Committee 

The student's work toward the doctoral degree is supervised by a departmental committee 
composed of a chair and at least four members recommended by the department chair and 
appointed by the Graduate Dean. Qualified individuals from outside the University may 
serve if they have specialized knowledge needed by the student. 

VI. The Minor Field 

If a minor field is required in the doctoral program, it shall consist of twelve (12) semester 
hours of course work and may consist of courses from a number of related areas. 

VII. Examinations 

A. The aptitude phase of the Graduate Record Examinations or the Graduate 

Management Admission Test is required for admission into the Graduate School. 
Individual departments may require the advanced area tests. 

B. The Miller Analogies Test is a departmental option for doctoral students in the College of 

Education and Psychology. 

C. The foreign language and statistics requirements for the doctoral degree may be fulfilled 

in several ways: 

1. The Doctor of Education degree does not require foreign language proficiency. 
However, the student must establish proficiency in statistics or computer science 
either by examination or by completing a prescribed course sequence, the credit 
hours for which do not apply toward the degree. 
Doctor of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees require proficiency in at 
least one foreign language. Students in these programs should refer to the section of this 
Bulletin describing those programs and should consult the appropriate department chair 
for more information. 



Doctoral Degree Requirements / 35 

2. The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires either (a) proficiency in two languages, (b) 
proficiency in one language and in statistics or computer science, or (c) proficiency 
in one language and the completion of a nine-hour minor, the hours for which do not 
apply toward the degree. The procedure for satisfying proficiency in a specific 
computer language has been approved by the Graduate Council and is administered 
by the Department of Computer Science and Statistics. Students should refer to the 
section of this Bulletin describing individual departments and schools to determine 
whether specific requirements have been established for a program of interest. A 
request to use a language (including native language) other than French, German, 
Spanish, or Russian shall include evidence of research reported in the language (e.g. 
a bibliography), and must be recommended by the student's advisory committee and 
approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. A student may demonstrate 
proficiency in a foreign language by any of several options; the particular option 
followed by the student must have the approval of the student's advisory committee 
and the Dean of the Graduate School. The options are as follows: 

1. Completion of six (6) semester hours with grades of C or better in one of the 

following language sequences: FRE 501-502, SPA 501-502, or GER 501-502. 
These courses are specifically designed to meet The University of Southern 
Mississippi Graduate School foreign language requirements. 

2. Completion of nine (9) semester hours (undergraduate or graduate) with grades of 

C or better in an approved foreign language. The courses listed above in option 1 
may not be included as part of these 9 hours. The student may transfer these 
hours from an accredited institution upon admission to the Graduate School, 
provided that the most advanced of the courses was taken within the last six (6) 
calendar years. After admission, courses taken to satisfy the foreign language 
requirement by this option must be taken at The University of Southern 
Mississippi or may be taken at another institution if written approval of the 
specific courses and institution is obtained from the student's advisory 
committee, the chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, 
and the Dean of the Graduate School. 

3. Completion of the Graduate School Foreign Language Test (GSFLT) with a 

score of 460 or above. Students may procure the proper registration forms for this 
examination from the Office of the Director of Student Counseling. This 
examination is available in French, German, Spanish, and Russian. 

C. Demonstration of proficiency by any means other than these options must be done by a 

method recommended and approved by the student's advisory committee, the Chair of 
the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and the Dean of the Graduate 
School. 

D. All students must have a written and/or oral doctoral qualifying examination in their 

field. This requirement should be completed during the first semester/term of the 
student's enrollment and is designed both to judge the student's fitness to pursue 
doctoral work and to guide the advisory committee in planning the student's program. 
The qualifying examination may be retaken only once. 

E. At the completion of specified required course work and other examinations, the doctoral 

student is required to take a written and/or oral comprehensive examination in his or her 
major and minor field. A student who does unsatisfactory work on the comprehensive 
examination may be granted a second examination at the next regularly scheduled time, 
or later. The student's doctoral committee will recommend the conditions to be met 
before the examination may be repeated. The comprehensive examinations may be 
retaken only once. 

F. After the dissertation has been accepted and after all required course work has been 

completed, but at least four weeks before the candidate is scheduled to receive the 
degree, a final oral examination on the dissertation and related fields (dissertation 
defense) will be conducted by the student's advisory committee and any other faculty 
members designated by the Graduate Dean. The examination will be open to any 
member of the graduate faculty. 



36 / The Graduate School 

VIII. The Dissertation 

A. The dissertation topic must be approved by the student's major professor and advisory 

committee and must be an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the 
chosen field. As appropriate, the Human Subjects Protection Review Committee and/or 
the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee must approve the topic. 

B. A separate bulletin outlining University requirements concerning the preparation of 

dissertations is available in the Graduate Office. 

C. The student must complete a total of twelve (12) hours of 898 - Dissertation. 

D. The student must register for at least three (3) hours of 898 during the semester/term in 

which he or she expects to defend the dissertation. Students who have previously 
registered for the maximum total of twelve (12) hours of 898, and/or who are not in 
residence, but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major 
professor, and/or using other resources of the University must register for at least three 
(3) hours of 797-Independent Study and Research. While a student may register for 
coursework during the semester/term he or she defends the dissertation, all REQUIRED 
courses must be completed before the term the student defends. 

IX. The Dissertation Defense 

After the doctoral committee members have been adequately consulted about results of the 
student's research as well as the form and condition of the manuscript, the committee chair 
will schedule the defense with the Graduate School Office and other appropriate offices at 
least ten days in advance of the defense. The Graduate School will notify members of the 
faculty of the time and place of the defense. The meeting will be open to any member of the 
faculty and, at the discretion of the chair, may be opened to the public. 
The chair, with advice from the committee, has complete authority for the conduct of the 
defense. The chair may recognize those wishing to ask questions about the candidate's 
research. Questions and resulting discussion should be appropriate for this important event. 
The chair may end the open part of the defense by restricting the meet\ ing to the committee 
after an appropriate time. Discussion of the results of the defense must be limited to the 
committee members. A majority vote will determine the result of the defense and shall be 
reported to the Graduate School Office at the close of the meeting. 

X. Documents 

The doctoral student must file a number of documents with the Graduate Office. 

A. After completing all the requirements for the doctoral degree other than the dissertation 

and at least one semester/term prior to graduation, the student must file two copies of the 
"Application for Candidacy" form with the Graduate Office and one copy with the 
adviser, before or at the same time the application for degree is filed. 

B. The student should present two copies of the "Application for Degree" form, stamped by 

the Business Office to verify payment of fees, to the Graduate Office during the 
semester/term preceding that of graduation. 

C. When completed, the student's file in the Graduate Office should contain, in addition to 

the two documents described above, statements from the adviser and/or department chair 
appointing the doctoral committee, approving the dissertation prospectus, and verifying 
the successful completion of the qualifying and comprehensive examinations and 
dissertation defense. Also contained in the file should be statements of proficiency in 
language, and/or statistics or computer science, and/or a nine (9) hour minor. 



COLLEGE OF THE ARTS 

Graduate Degrees 
1994-1995 



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School/Department 



Major 



Degree 



School of Music 



Art 



Theatre and Dance 



School of Music 



Master's Level 

Music 

Church Music Emphasis 

Conducting Emphasis 

History and Literature Emphasis 

Performance Emphasis 

Theory and Composition Emphasis 

Woodwind Performance and 
Pedagogy Emphasis 
Music Education 



Art Education 



Theatre 
Performance Emphasis 
Design and Technical 
Theatre Emphasis 

Doctor's Level 



Music Education 



Performance and 
Pedagogy 



Master of Music 



Master of Music 
Education 

Master of Art 
Education 

Master of Fine Arts 



Doctor of Music 

Education 
Doctor of Philosophy 

Doctor of Musical 
Arts 



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COLLEGE OF THE ARTS 

Harold Luce, Dean 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5031 

(601) 266-4984 

The College of The Arts currently offers graduate degree programs at two levels; master's 
degree and doctoral degree. Descriptions of these programs can be located in the respective 
departmental sections. 

Deficiencies 

The College of The Arts retains the right to determine deficiencies in the preparation of any 
graduate student, regardless of the number of course credits accumulated. The College will 
recommend appropriate means of removing such deficiencies. 

Examinations and Performance Evaluations 

Some degree programs require entrance examinations and/or performance evaluations. Regular 
admission to any graduate program requires submission of the combined scores (Q -i- V) received on 
the Graduate Record Examinations. The departmental sections following in this Bulletin list 
general requirements for each degree program. Prospective students should confer with the 
department chair for full details. Approval of the graduate faculty in the appropriate department 
must be granted before a student will be accepted into a graduate degree program in any area of The 
Arts. 

Final comprehensive examinations at or near the completion of the course work are required for 
all graduate degrees. The type, scope, and dates of the examinations vary, since they are matters of 
individual departmental policy. Each student pursuing a graduate degree should confer with his or 
her major professor and department chair for full particulars. 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

Prescribed curricula for degree programs are listed below. Some provide great latitude and 
flexibility in arranging individual degree programs. Course selections must be approved by the 
student's major professor and graduate advisory committee. The approved course of studies for 
master's degree students must be filed with the student's department chair prior to the student's 
second registration. The student's major professor will assist in every way possible, but final 
responsibility for following all general and departmental regulations lies with the student. 
Prospective doctoral students must consult with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies prior to initial 
registration for detailed information about general and departmental regulations. 



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SCHOOL OF MUSIC 

Peter Ciurczak, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-508 1 

(601)266-5363 

MASTER'S DEGREES 

There are two master's degrees available in the School of Music, one with a major in music 
leading to the Master of Music degree, the other with a major in music education leading to the 
Master of Music Education degree. Emphasis areas in the Master of Music degree are: Performance, 
Church Music, Conducting, Music History and Literature, Theory and Composition, and Woodwind 
Performance and Pedagogy. 

Regular admission procedures governing graduate entrance into The University of Southern 
Mississippi will be required. Details can be found in another section of this Bulletin. 

Admission Requirements: Master's Degrees 

For regular admission to master's degree programs, a student must have (1) a B average or 
better on music courses in the undergraduate degree, (2) an overall grade point average of at least 
3.0 (A = 4.0) on the last two years of undergraduate study, and (3) a minimum total score 
(quantitative plus verbal) of 850 on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations. 
Acceptance to the School of Music requires students to meet expectations beyond these; see 
"Degree Candidacy." 

Students who meet the respective grade point average requirements above but are unable to 
meet the GRE minimums may be considered for conditional admission. 

Degree Candidacy: Master's Degrees 

Degree Candidacy: Admission to graduate study does not imply admission to candidacy for a 
master's degree. A maximum of nine (9) hours of graduate work earned before one has gained 
admission to the School of Music can be applied toward a degree. To gain degree candidacy (i.e., 
admission), one must: 

a) take Diagnostic Entrance Examinations; 

b) pass a Candidacy Audition (Master of Music degrees only) during the first term of full- 
time residence or before completing nine (9) hours of course work; see pages 41 
through 45, this Bulletin; 

c) pass all Special Examinations (see specific areas in which the degree may be earned); 

d) consult with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, have an Advisory Committee appointed, 
and begin planning the total degree program early in the first term of attendance. This 
process must be completed before nine (9) hours have been earned; 

e) complete at least nine (9) hours of graduate course work relevant to one's degree plan with a 
cumulative grade-point average of 3.0; 

f) complete a Degree Contract, approved by the Advisory Committee and the Coordinator of 
Graduate Studies, before earning nine (9) semester hours. If the Degree Contract is not on 
file with the Coordinator before that point, credit hours earned above nine (9) semester hours 
will not be counted toward the degree. 

Smdents who have not done the above will be asked to withdraw from the graduate music program. 
Diagnostic Examinations and Auditions: Master's Degrees 

Before the first term of residence, all graduate students must take diagnostic examinations in 
music theory and in music history and literature. Those who show proficiency in these areas must 
enroll in a graduate theory or history course other than MUS 620: Music Theory Survey and MUS 
630: Music History Survey; for all others, MUS 620 and MUS 630 are required. A student with 
deficiencies may be required to take additional course work beyond the minimum required in the 
degree program. 



40 / College of The Arts 

Diagnostic examinations are administered on campus each Friday preceding the first day of 
classes in Fall, Spring, and Summer. 
9:00 a.m. - Theory 

10:30 a.m. - Music History and Literature 
Diagnostic examinations are also administered through the mail. To make the testing process 
feasible, please find a proctor, preferably a teacher in a nearby college or university, to whom we 
can send copies of your examination. Send the name and address to Coordinator of Graduate 
Studies. 

Entrance auditions are also required for some degrees. These are: 
Master of Music in Performance 
in Church Music 
in Conducting 
in Woodwind Performance and Pedagogy 

The Master of Music in Theory and Composition and the Doctor of Musical Arts in 
Composition require submission of representative scores of the prospective student's compositions. 

All graduate students should consult the Coordinator of Graduate Studies for current, specific 
policies governing the advisement of students, the presentation of recitals, and the administration of 
comprehensive examinations. 

Ensemble Participation: Master's Degrees 

All full-time graduate students majoring in music and music education are required to 
participate in an ensemble during each term of residence. A maximum of two (2) hours of graduate 
credit earned in ensemble work may be counted toward a degree. The ensemble in which one 
participates will be determined by the student's advisory committee. Appropriate ensembles are: 
Orchestra, Band, Chamber Music, University Chorale, Jazz Lab Band, Collegium Musicum, 
Oratorio Chorus, University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Opera Theatre. 

Special Examinations and Auditions: Master's Degrees 

All Special Examinations and Auditions must be passed before one can gain Degree Candidacy. 
Comprehensive Examinations: Master's Degrees 

Comprehensive examinations are required for all master's degrees. 

The test will be prepared by the student's graduate advisory committee; it will cover the area of 
the major field. As a general rule, the Comprehensive Examination will be written. 

The major professor will schedule the Comprehensive Examination; these tests may be 
administered at any time during the semester, but never later than ten school days before final 
examination week. The Coordinator of Graduate Studies must receive results of Comprehensive 
Examinations in time to notify the University Registrar and the Graduate Office no later than the 
last day for presenting signed theses to the Graduate Office. 

A student who fails the Comprehensive Examination may repeat the exam once; the test must be 
repeated within one year of the first Comprehensive Examination. 

Special Problems Courses 

Special problems courses must be approved by the Music Graduate Committee. Petitions 
requesting permission to enroll are available in the Office of the Undergraduate and Graduate 
Coordinator (Fine Arts Building 210). Petitions must be submitted to the Coordinator by noon of the 
second day of classes. 

Advisory Committee 

During the first term of full-time residence or before nine (9) hours of graduate credit have been 
earned, the student, the student's major professor, and the Coordinator of Graduate Studies select 
those faculty who will serve as the student's Advisory Committee. 

The major professor, the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, and the student shall develop a 
Degree Contract. The Advisory Committee members will respond to the contract in full committee 
session (i.e., a full committee meeting scheduled by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies). In those 
cases where a student is required to take additional course work beyond the minimum required by 
the degree, the Advisory Committee will counsel the student and, along with the Coordinator of 
Graduate Studies, plan the program of studies. 



School of" Music / 41 

This committee will submit questions for the Comprehensive Examinations; it will also 
administer the test and grade it. 

The Advisory Committee will approve the recital repertoire, will attend the recital,* and will 
grade the performance as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U); this grade, indicating the majority 
opinion of the Advisory Committee, must be recorded on the recital program and submitted to the 
Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Should a recital be judged Unsatisfactory by a majority of the 
committee, another recital, at a date determined by the Advisory Committee, must take place. 
Should a recital be canceled or postponed until a succeeding semester, the recital will be graded "E" 
(course in progress); the grade 'T' (Incomplete) can be awarded, but only with permission of the 
School of Music Graduate Committtee. Not until all required recitals have been performed and 
judged Satisfactory will grades received on Comprehensive Examinations be submitted to the 
University Registrar or to the Graduate Office. 

In degree plans that provide flexibility and in those cases where a student is required to take 
additional course work beyond the minimum required by the degree, the Advisory Committee will 
counsel the student and, along with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, plan the program of studies. 

Master of Music Degree 
Performance (32 hours) 

Candidacy Audition: 

All students must audition for an appropriate faculty jury. Unless stipulated otherwise (i.e.. 
Brass Performance, Percussion Performance, Piano Performance, Voice Performance), an audition 
tape will suffice. This audition must be deemed Satisfactory before one can be declared a candidate 
for the master's degree (i.e., before one completes nine (9) hours of graduate work; see Degree 
Candidacy). Early auditions are encouraged. 

In all instances other than those in bold-face below, the audition must be at least thirty minutes 
in length and must include three works of contrasting style, preferably representing three different 
periods in music. (Repertory lists with representative works are available upon request. Write: 
Graduate Coordinator, School of Music, The University of Southern Mississippi, S.S. Box 5081, 
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5081.) 

Brass Performance: For those majoring in brass performance a tape will not suffice; the 
candidacy audition must be a full recital for the USM brass faculty. 

Percussion Performance: For those majoring in percussion performance, the candidacy 
audition may be on cassette; the applicant should demonstrate proficiency on timpani and mallet 
keyboards and should include a multiple-percussion performance. 

Piano Performance: For those majoring in piano performance, the audition must be 
memorized, be at least thirty minutes in length, and be performed before the piano faculty; it must 
include works from at least three different periods in music (e.g.. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 
Impressionistic, or Contemporary). 

Voice Performance: An audition cassette will satisfy preliminary expectations, but before 
completing nine (9) hours of graduate work, the student must also sing for a faculty committee and 
fulfill the requirements below. 

Voice performance majors must demonstrate, by audition (1) advanced vocal technique; (2) 
good diction in Italian, French, German, and English; and (3) good vocal quality and musicianship. 
The repertoire must be memorized and include (1) an aria from opera or oratorio; (2) a seventeenth- 
or eighteenth-century Italian song or aria; (3) a German Lied; (4) a French Melodic; and (5) a song 
in English. 

Further, the student's transcript(s) must show grades of C or better in two years of foreign language 
(any combination of two of the following: German, French, and Italian) and at least one course in 
diction for singers. Students lacking these will be required to pass these courses in addition to the 
requirements for the degree. In lieu of course work, satisfactory performance on language exams, 
administered by the USM Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, is acceptable. 



42 / College of The Arts 

Specific areas in which this degree may be earned are: 

Bassoon Organ Trumpet 

Clarinet Percussion Tuba 

Euphonium Piano Viola 

Flute Piano Accompanying Violin 

Guitar Saxophone Violoncello 

Harpsichord String Bass Voice 

Horn Trombone 

Oboe 
*Before scheduling a recital, the student must ascertain that all members of the Advisory Committee can attend. At least 
fourteen days before the recital, the student should issue a written invitation to each member of his or her committee. 

Music History and Literature Electives 6 

(MUS 630: History Survey (3) may be required) 
Music Theory Electives 6 

(MUS 620: Theory Survey (3) may be required) 

Literature (primary performance medium) 2 

Pedagogy (primary performance medium) 2 

Applied Music (primary performance medium) 8 

MUS 715: Recital 3 

Electives* 5 

*May be in appropriate related fields. 

Performance-Piano Accompanying: 

Candidacy Audition: 

Perform two contrasting selections from the standard piano repertoire. Additionally, present 
three chamber works representing three different periods in music; single movements are 
acceptable. One of these movements must be with at least three instruments including piano. The 
remaining two works should include a sonata with an instrument and piano and a work with voice 
and piano. The audition may be on video tape (VHS) or cassette recording. 

MUS 540 or MUS 541: Vocal Literature 2 

MED 550: Vocal Pedagogy 2 

MUS 539: Diction (French, German, or Italian) 6 

MUS 531: History of Opera 3 

MUS 551: Chamber Music 3 

Music Theory Electives (MUS 620: Theory Survey may be required) 6 

AppHed Music 8 

Electives (MUS 630: History Survey (3) may be required) 2 

Special Requirement: Accompany at least four full recitals; at least one must involve piano and two or more 
instruments. 

Master of Music Degree 
Church Music (32 Hours) 

Undergraduate Prerequisite: 

Bachelor's degree with a major in Church Music in a program equivalent to that at The 
University of Southern Mississippi. 

Candidacy Audition: 



Pass a piano proficiency examination comprised of simple accompaniments and hymns. 
Audition in one of the following major performance areas (see below): 

a) Organists must play a major work of Bach and at least one work from the 19th and one 
work from the 20th centuries. A cassette tape is acceptable. 

b) Singers must sing one oratorio aria and one of the following: German, Italian or French art 
song. A cassette tape is acceptable. 

c) Conductors must demonstrate conducting competency by directing an audition/ rehearsal 
with one of the University choral ensembles. This must be accomplished by auditioning 
during the initial semester of one's graduate work or by scheduling an appointment before 
seeking admission. 



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MUS 553: Church Literature and Materials 3 

MUS 560: Administration of Church Music 3 

MUS 562: Hymnology 3 

Music History and Literature (MUS 630: History Survey (3) 

may be required) 6 

Music Theory (MUS 620: Theory Survey may be required) 6 

Major Performance Area (Organ, Voice, Conducting) 7 

MUS 715; Recital 1 

Electives 3 

Master of Music Degree 
Conducting (35 Hours) 

Candidacy Audition: 

Demonstrate advanced conducting competency by directing an audition rehearsal with a 
University performing ensemble. Play a full band or orchestra score at the keyboard. (Request 
audition repertory list by writing to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies.) 

Three years experience as a conductor and considerable experience as a member of a performing 
ensemble are expected. Students are encouraged to submit a video tape of their conducting. 

In some cases, students with minimal deficiencies will be admitted into the program on a 
conditional basis and will be required to complete undergraduate courses (not for graduate credit) 
before proceeding as a Degree Candidate. 
MUS 548 or Choral Literature I (3) 

or 

MUS 552 Band Literature I (2) 3-2 

MUS 549 Choral Literature II 

or 

MUS 550 Symphonic Literature 3 

MED 731 Graduate Conducting I 3 

MED 732 Graduate Conducting II 3 

Conducting Elective (Individual study with conductor of major ensemble) 3 

MUS 721 Analytical Techniques I 

or 

MUS 722 Analytical Techniques II 3 

MUS 723 20th Century Comp. Techniques 3 

MUS 731 Performance Practices 1 3 

MUS 732 Performance Practices II 3 

Music History and Literature (MUS 630: History Survey may be required) 3 

MUS 692 Special Problems in Scoring/Arranging 3 

Applied Music 2-3 

NOTE: Knowledge of musical terms in French, Italian, and German must be demonstrated. Candidate must 
prepare and conduct at least one full-length concert with a major performing organization. 

Master of Music Degree 
Music History and Literature (35 Hours) 

Undergraduate Prerequisites: 

Baccalaureate degree with a major in music and at least one course in each of the following: 
i6th century counterpoint, 18th century counterpoint, composition, orchestration. 

Special Examination: 

Demonstrate for the music history faculty the ability to translate excerpts in at least one foreign 
language (i.e., French, German, Italian, or Spanish) before completing nine (9) hours of graduate 
course work. Prior to the first registration, demonstrate writing ability by submitting a research 
paper, preferably in music. 

MUS 702 Bibliography for Music Research 3 

MUS 721 Analytical Techniques I 
or 

MUS 722 Analytical Techniques II 3 

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Select from: 

MUS 533 20th Century Music (3) 

MUS 534 Ancient, Med., Renaissance Music (3) 

MUS 535 Baroque Music (3) 

MUS 536 1 8th Century Music (3) 

MUS 537 19th Century Music (3) 

Prescribed Electives: Group I 6 

Select from: 

MUS 571 Seminar in Masterpieces of Music (3) 

MUS 73 1 Performance Practices I (3) 

MUS 732 Performance Practices II (3) 

MUS 761 Music Literature Seminar (3) 

Prescribed Electives: Group II 8 

Select from: 

MUS 531 History of Opera (3) 

MUS 532 American Music (3) 

MUS 540 Vocal Literature I (2) 

MUS 54 1 Vocal Literature II (2) 

MUS 542 Keyboard History and Literature (3) 

MUS 546 Instrumental Literature I (2) 

MUS 548 Choral Literature I (3) 

MUS 549 Choral Literature II (3) 

MUS 550 Symphonic Literature (3) 

MUS 55 1 Chamber Music (3) 

MUS 559 British Studies (3-6) 

MUS 698 Thesis 6 

NOTE: Special Problems (MUS 692) may be substituted for the above with permission of the major 
professor. In addition to requirements above, the major professor and the Graduate Advisory 
Committee may specify that the student pass REF 601: Research: Introduction and Methodology (3). 

Master of Music Degree 
Theory and Composition (32 Hours) 

Undergraduate Prerequisite: 

Completion of a bachelor's degree that included counterpoint and orchestration. 

Candidacy Audition: 

Take and pass a keyboard skills examination by performing selections from Schumann, R., 
Album for the Young, Op. 68, and Bach, J.S., 371 Four-Part Chorales. Submit, prior to the first 
registration, the score (and tape, if available) of a three-movement sonata, ten to fifteen minutes in 
length, for one or more instruments. One may send additional scores. 

Advanced Composition 6 

MUS 711 Pedagogy of Theory 3 

Analytical Techniques 6 

MUS 721 Analytical Techniques I (3) or 

MUS 722 Analytical Techniques II (3) or 

MUS 723 Analytical Techniques III (3) 

Applied Music 3 

Music History and Literature Electives (MUS 630, History Survey (3), 

may be required) 6 

MUS 698 Thesis 
or 

MUS 714 Composition Project 6 

Electives (Cannot be MUS 620: Theory Survey) 2 

Master of Music Degree 

Woodwind Performance and Pedagogy (32 Hours) 

Candidacy Audition: 

Audition for the appropriate jury (tapes are acceptable), showing performance ability on at least 
two woodwind instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon. 

Primary Woodwind Instrument 6 

Secondary Woodwind Instrument 4 



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Three remaining Woodwind Instruments 6 

MUS 715 Recital (two recitals) 2 

MED 734 Woodwind Techniques and Materials 2 

MUS 692 Special Problems: Woodwind Literature 2 

Music History and Literature Elective (MUS 630: History Survey (3), may be required) 3 

Music Theory Elective (MUS 620: Theory Survey (3), may be required) 3 

Electives 4 

NOTE: Selection of specific primary, secondary and minor instruments is at the option of the student in 
consultation with his or her Graduate Advisory Committee and with approval of the auditioning 
committee. Normally, the student will be expected to select a primary/secondary combination from 
one of the following: single reed/double reed, single reed/flute, double reed/flute. Study of the 
primary and secondary instruments must embrace at least two semesters. Requirements for MUS 715 
under this degree program will include two recitals, each receiving one semester hour credit. These 
recitals may consist of one chamber music program and one solo program, or a combination of 
chamber and solo music within both recitals. The primary and secondary instruments must be 
performed in each recital; the remaining instruments must be performed at least once, with a 
minimum of one minor instrument represented on each program. 

Master of Music Education Degree (30 Hours) 

Undergraduate prerequisite: 

Completion of a bachelor's degree in music education at The University of Southern Mississippi 
or an equivalent program. 

REF 601 Research: Introduction and Methodology 3 

REF607 Curriculum Development 3 

MED 725 Foundations and Principles of Music Education 3 

Music Theory Elective (MUS 620, Theory Survey (3), may be required) 3 

Music History Elective (MUS 630, History Survey (3), may be required) 3 

Ensemble 2 

Electives, 1 1 of which must be in Music Education 13 

DOCTORAL DEGREES 

Three doctoral degrees are available in the School of Music: the Doctor of Music Education, the 

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education, and the Doctor of Musical Arts. 

Students pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree do so with an emphasis in Performance 

and Pedagogy. Specific areas in which the D.M.A. may be earned are: 

Bassoon Oboe Trumpet 

Clarinet Organ Tuba 

Composition Percussion Viola 

Conducting Piano Violin 

Euphonium Saxophone Violoncello 

Flute String Bass Voice 

Guitar Trombone 

Harpsichord 
Horn 



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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Students seeking regular admission to doctoral-level programs at The University of Southern 
Mississippi must have (1) a graduate grade-point average of at least 3.5 (A = 4.0) on the previously 
earned master's degree and (2) a minimum total score (quantitative plus verbal) of 1000 on the 
General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations. 

Students who meet the respective grade-point average requirements above but are unable to 
meet GRE minimums may be considered for conditional admission. (For details concerning 
conditional admission, see "Admission Requirements and Procedures," Graduate Bulletin, The 
University of Southern Mississippi.) 

Important Note: Acceptance into the doctoral degree programs of the School of Music requires 
that students meet expectations beyond those stipulated in the Graduate Bulletin; see "Acceptance 
into the School of Music," this booklet. 

ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION 

A maximum of two (2) hours of graduate credit earned in ensemble work may be counted 
toward a degree. The ensemble in which one participates will be determined by the student's 
Advisory Committee. 

ACCEPTANCE INTO THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC 

Acceptance; Admission to graduate study does not imply acceptance into the School of Music 
for doctoral-level study. A maximum of nine (9) hours of graduate work earned before one has 
gained admission to the School of Music can be applied towards a degree. To gain acceptance, 
one must: 

a) Performance and Pedagogy: possess a master's degree; Music Education: possess a 
master's degree in music education and have at least three years of successful teaching 
experience; 

b) take Diagnostic Entrance Examinations; 

c) pass a Candidacy Audition (D.M.A. in Performance and Pedagogy, Applied areas only) 
prior to or during the first term of full-time residence or before completing nine (9) hours of 
course work; 

d) pass a Candidacy Audition (D.M.A. in Performance and Pedagogy, Conducting Area only) 
prior to the first term of enrollment; 

e) submit and gain approval for a portfolio of one's representative scores and/or recordings 
prior to the first term of enrollment (D.M.A. in Performance and Pedagogy, Composition 
area only); 

f) pass all Entrance Examinations, D.M.A. Special Examinations (see specific areas in which 
the D.M.A. may be earned), and the Qualifying Examinations during the first term of 
enrollment. 

g) consult with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, have a major professor and an Advisory 
Committee appointed, and begin planning the total degree program early in the first term of 
attendance or before nine (9) semester hours have been earned; this process must be 
completed before taking the Qualifying Examination. 

h) complete at least nine (9) hours of graduate course work relevant to one's degree plan with a 
cumulative grade-point average of 3.5; 

i) complete a Degree Planning Sheet, approved by the Advisory Committee and the 

Coordinator of Graduate Studies, before the beginning of the semester following the initial 
taking of the Qualifying Examination. If the Degree Planning Sheet is not on file with the 
Coordinator before the start of that semester, credit hours earned above nine (9) semester 
hours will not be counted toward the degree. Doctoral students should be counseled by their 
Advisory Committee before registering for courses. 

EXAMINATIONS 

For description of the tests included in the Doctoral Degree Entrance Examinations, Special 
Examinations, Diagnostic Examinations, Comprehensive Examinations, and Candidacy Auditions, 
write: Coordinator of Graduate Studies, School of Music, Box 5081, The University of Southern 
Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5081. 



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DIAGNOSTIC ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS 

Before enrolling for post-Master's hours, all students must take Diagnostic Entrance Examina\ 
tions, one in music theory and another in music history and literature. Those who lack proficiency in 
one or both of these areas must enroll and pass ("C" or better) the appropriate course (i.e., MUS 
620: Music Theory Survey and MUS 630: Music History Survey). Hours gained in these courses 
cannot be counted toward a degree. 

Diagnostic Entrance Examinations are administered on campus each Friday preceding the first 
day of classes in Fall, Spring, and Summer. 
9:00 a.m. - Theory 
10:30 a.m. - Music History and Literature 

These examinations are also administered through the mail. To make the testing process 
feasible, a proctor, preferably a teacher in a nearby college or university, may administer the 
examination. Submit the name and address of the proctor to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. 

Students with deficiencies may be required to take additional course work beyond the minimum 
required in the degree program. 

QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS 

All students must take the written Doctoral Qualifying Examination. This examination must be 
completed during the student's initial semester as a doctoral student. 

The Qualifying Examination consists of three parts: (1) an area of specialization, (2) music 
history, and (3) music theory. (Suggestions for study are available from the Office of the Graduate 
Coordinator.) The Qualifying Exams are administered on Monday afternoon (Theory), Wednesday 
morning (Area Examination), and Thursday afternoon (History) of the first full week in November 
and the first full week in April. Examinations in the Summer Semester are scheduled on the three 
successive Saturdays following the Fourth of July holiday. The exact dates of the examinations are 
determined by the Graduate Coordinator and are publicized as soon as the University's Academic 
Calendar is available. 

The tests are designed to judge the student's fitness to pursue doctoral work and to guide the 
Advisory Committee in planning the student's program. Generally, the Qualifying Examination is 
administered only once. 

Each part of the examination is graded by the appropriate faculty, and the results are reported to 
the Graduate Coordinator. Results of the individual parts of the Qualifying Examination will be 
reported to the Graduate Coordinator in one of three ways: 

1. Student shows no deficiencies. 

2. Student shows deficiencies which are noted along with appropriate means to remove 
these deficiencies. 

3. Qualifying Examination is judged unacceptable for one or both of the following reasons: 

A. Student has inadequate knowledge of the subject. 

B. Student cannot write and/or spell adequately. 

For students with deficiencies, those who grade the examinations will make recommendations 
regarding the courses to be taken by the doctoral candidate. Students with deficiencies may be 
required to take additional course work beyond the minimum required in the degree program. 
Further, students with deficiencies may be required to take undergraduate courses for which no 
credit toward the doctorate will be gained. 

The results of the examination are reported to the Graduate Coordinator and to the student's 
Advisory Committee. Should the Advisory Committee disagree with the recommendations of the 
appropriate faculty, it must respond, in writing, to the Graduate Coordinator within seven days of 
receiving the Qualifying Examination results. Upon receiving a written response, the Graduate 
Coordinator will schedule a meeting of the student's Advisory Committee and all appropriate 
faculty. Should there be no response from the student's Advisory Committee, the recommendations 
of the appropriate faculty will stand. 

When a student performs unacceptably on one part of the Qualifying Examination, the student's 
major professor and committee must meet with the appropriate faculty to determine whether the 
student may continue in the program. If the student is to continue, the recommendations of the area 
faculty regarding course work must be discussed and determined by the student's Advisory 
Committee and appropriate area faculty. 

When the student performs unacceptably on two parts of the Qualifying Examination, he/she 
may not register for any more hours of course work leading to a doctor's degree. In order to 
continue in the program the student must retake the two parts which were unacceptable. If either 
part is judged unacceptable a second time, the student cannot continue in the doctoral program in 



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music. Deviations from the policy in this paragraph must be approved, in writing, after a meeting by 
both the Advisory Committee and the appropriate faculty graders. 

Students are notified of the results, in writing, before the end of the semester. 

The Qualifying Examination may be administered through the mail. To make the process 
feasible, a proctor, preferably a teacher in a nearby college or university, may administer the 
examination. Upon submission of the name and address of a proctor to the Coordinator of Graduate 
Studies, the Coordinator will see that the exams are sent to the proctor along with the appropriate 
instructions for administering the tests. 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS 

At the completion of all course work and examinations, the doctoral student is required to take a 
written Comprehensive Examination in the student's area of specialization. Music Theory, and Music 
History. The test will be prepared and graded by members of the appropriate area faculty. The results 
are reported to the Graduate Committee. Following a review by the Graduate Committee, the 
Comprehensive Examination is submitted, with a recommendation, to the Advisory Conraiittee. 

When it is determined that the Comprehensive Examination is unsatisfactory, in whole or in 
part, the student will be granted a second examination. The test must be repeated within one year of 
the first Comprehensive Examination, but the student will be required to repeat only those sections 
of the examination judged unsatisfactory. In those instances where a second examination is 
expected, the appropriate area faculty will inform the student, in writing, as to the specific or 
general areas which will be tested. The appropriate area faculty will grade the second test. 

The Comprehensive Examination can be retaken once; all parts failed must be repeated 
simultaneously. If the second examination is judged unsatisfactory by the Advisory Committee, 
the student cannot earn a doctoral degree in Music or Music Education at The University of 
Southern Mississippi. 

This examination is offered each semester approximately three (3) weeks before the end of the 
term. The exact dates are determined by the Graduate Coordinator and are publicized early in the 
term. Examinations in the summer semester are scheduled on three successive Saturdays following 
the July 4th Holiday. The Coordinator of Graduate Studies must receive the results of the 
Comprehensive Examination in time to notify the University Registrar and the Graduate Office (i.e., 
no later than the last day for presenting signed dissertations to the Graduate Office). 

ORAL EXAMINATIONS 

After the dissertation has been accepted and after all required course work has been completed, 
but at least four weeks before the candidate is scheduled to receive the degree, a final oral 
examination on the dissertation and related fields will be conducted by the student's advisory 
committee and any other faculty members designated by the Graduate Dean. The examination will 
be open to any member of the graduate faculty. 

SPECIAL PROBLEMS COURSES 

Special Problems courses must be approved by the Music Graduate Committee. Petitions requesting 
permission to enroll are available in the Office of the Graduate Coordinator (Performing Arts Center 
209). Petitions must be submitted to the Coordinator by noon of the second day of classes. 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Early in the first term of full-time residence or before nine (9) hours of graduate credit have 
been earned, the student, the student's major professor, and the Coordinator of Graduate Studies 
select those faculty who will serve as the student's Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee 
must be appointed before one takes the Qualifying Examination. 

The major professor and the student shall develop a planning sheet of course work based upon 
Qualifying Examination information together with course requirements. The Advisory Committee 
members will respond to the plan in full committee session (i.e., a full committee meeting scheduled by 
the Coordinator of Graduate Studies). In those cases where a smdent is required to take additional 
course work beyond the minimum required by the degree, the Advisory Committee will counsel the 
student and, along with the Coordinator of Graduate Smdies, plan the program of studies. 

If recitals are required by the student's degree plan, the Advisory Committee will approve the 
repertoire, will attend the recital,* and will grade the performance as Satisfactory (S) or 
Unsatisfactory (U). This grade, indicating the majority opinion of the Advisory Committee, must be 



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recorded on the Graduate Examination Report and submitted to the Coordinator of Graduate 
Studies. Should a recital be judged Unsatisfactory, another recital, at a date determined by the 
Advisory Committee, must take place. Should a recital be canceled or postponed until a succeeding 
semester, the recital will be graded "E" (course in progress); the grade "I" (Incomplete) can be 
awarded, but only with permission of the School of Music Graduate Committee. Not until all 
required recitals have been performed and judged Satisfactory will grades received on 
Comprehensive Examinations be submitted to the University Registrar or to the Graduate OfTice. 
♦Before scheduling a recital, the student must ascertain that all members of the Advisory Committee can 
attend. At least fourteen days before the recital, the student should issue a written invitation to each member 
of his or her committee. 

DISSERTATION 

A. The dissertation topic must be approved by the student's major professor and Advisory 
Committee and must be an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the chosen 
field. The Human Subjects Protection Review Committee must also approve the topic. 

B. Once a topic has been approved, the student must enroll in MUS 797, MED 797, MUS 
898, or MED 898 in each semester/term until the degree is completed. 

C. A separate bulletin outlining University requirements concerning the preparation of 
dissertations is available in the Graduate Office. 

D. Additionally, instructions specific to the development of an approved topic in Music or 
Music Education must be followed. These may be obtained from the Coordinator of 
Graduate Studies. 

DOCUMENTS 

The doctoral student must file a number of documents with the Graduate Office. Please see 
"Documents-Doctoral Degree Requirements," this Bulletin. 

DEGREE PLANS 

DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS DEGREE 

PERFORMANCE AND PEDAGOGY (aU areas except Conducting and Composition) 

Candidacy Audition* 

All students must audition for the appropriate area faculty (generally, taped auditions are not 
acceptable.) This audition must be deemed Satisfactory before one can be accepted into the School 
of Music (i.e., before completing nine (9) hours of graduate work). Early auditions are encouraged, 
and a high level of performance proficiency is expected. 

*In lieu of a candidacy audition, with the approval of the School of Music Graduate Committee, students who will 
complete the Master of Music degree in Performance at USM may use their graduate recital. The appropriate 
faculty must attend the recital, and the printed program must state the total purpose of the concert, e.g., "This 
recital is given in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Music in Performance, and it also 
serves as an audition for acceptance into the Doctor of Musical Arts curriculum in the School of Music." The 
student must begin doctoral study within one year of this audition. 

In all instances other than those in bold-face below, the audition must be at least thirty minutes 
in length and must include three works of contrasting style, preferably representing three different 
periods in music. (Repertory lists with representative works are available upon request. Write: 
Graduate Coordinator, School of Music, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 5081, 
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5081). 

Brass Performance: For those majoring in brass performance, the candidacy audition must be a 
full recital for the USM brass faculty. 

Percussion Performance: For those majoring in percussion performance, the applicant should 
demonstrate proficiency on timpani, on mallet keyboards, and should perform a multiple- 
percussion performance. 

Piano Performance: For those majoring in piano performance, the audition must be a full 
recital, memorized, performed before the piano faculty; it must include works from at least three 
different periods in music (e.g.. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary). 
The faculty may select portions from the repertoire submitted. 



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Voice Performance: Voice performance majors must demonstrate, by audition, (1) advanced 
vocal technique; (2) good diction in Italian, French, German, and English; and (3) good vocal 
quality and musicianship. The repertoire must be memorized and include (1) an aria from opera or 
oratorio; (2) a seventeenth- or eighteenth-century Italian song or aria; (3) a German Lied; (4) a 
French Melodie; and (5) a song in English. 

Special requirement, Voice Performance: The student's transcript(s) must show grades of C 
or better in at least one course in diction for singers and in two years of foreign language: German, 
French, or Italian (may include any combination of those languages). Students lacking these will be 
required to pass such courses in addition to the requirements for the degree. In lieu of course work, 
satisfactory performance on language exams, administered by the USM Department of Foreign 
Languages and Literatures, is acceptable. 

All D.M.A. Areas Except Conducting and Composition 

The D.M.A. student will be required to take MUS 702, 731, 732, and 898. Students who will 
write a dissertation are advised to enroll in MED 825, Doctoral Seminar in Music Education. 

The remainder of the course work will be determined in light of the student's qualifying 
examination, entrance audition, his or her interests and/or professional goals, and the counsel of the 
major professor and graduate advisory committee. In planning this program, the following 
minimum distribution of graduate courses (including master's degree work) is required: Thirty (30) 
semester hours in performance music studio study and recitals, fifteen (15) semester hours in music 
history and literature, nine (9) semester hours in music theory, and the remainder of the program in 
approved electives which may include six (6) semester hours in a cognate field of study. Three 
recitals will be required in addition to the entrance audition. One must be a solo recital, one a lecture 
recital, and the third chosen from the following options: (a) performance of a concerto with 
orchestra,, (b) performance of a major role in an opera, (c) performance of a major role in an 
oratorio, (d) a full-length recital of chamber music, or (e) a second solo recital. (Note: To use 
options "a" through "d," permission of the student's Advisory Committee must be received before 
the semester in which the event will occur.) As a general rule, not more than one doctoral recital 
may be presented by a candidate during any academic term, nor more than two during any nine- 
month period. Rare exceptions will be permitted, but under rigidly controlled procedures. See the 
Coordinator of Graduate Studies for details. 

One language will be required in the degree. Others may be required by the major professor and 
Graduate Advisory Committee. 

The D.M.A. dissertation, required for completion of the degree, consists of two parts. Part I 
must be a written thesis giving evidence of the candidate's ability to make a scholarly investigation 
of limited scope. Part II must include all recital programs, concert programs, and program notes 
presented during the student's residency. 

Conducting Area 

Acceptance of a prospective student into the D.M.A. program in the conducting area requires a 
previously earned master's degree in music or music education. The conducting faculty must be 
satisfied that the student is qualified to pursue the D.M.A. at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

Students applying for entrance into the D.M.A. program in the conducting area must: 

a) provide an application that includes a current resume; a repertoire list, specifying works 
conducted in performance; three letters of recommendation which center on the applicant's 
conducting abilities; a video tape of a rehearsal conducted by the applicant; and a video or 
audio tape of a performance conducted by the applicant. 

b) complete an interview and an audition. After review of the application by the conducting 
faculty, the applicant may be invited to an interview-audition on campus. It will include 1) a 
session with the conducting faculty to assess one's musical proficiencies and 2) a rehearsal 
of an appropriate university ensemble to assess one's rehearsal technique. 

In the interview, the applicant will demonstrate the following: 

a) musicality, preferably by showing proficiency as a performer on a standard orchestral or 
band instrument, on a standard keyboard instrument, or as a singer; 

b) keyboard proficiency above the basic level in technique, musicianship, and open score reading; 

c) a high degree of competence in ear-training and sight-singing; 

d) thorough knowledge of the traditional orchestral and band instruments and their transpositions; 

e) acquaintance with a broad range of appropriate repertoire from various periods; 

f) detailed knowledge of works from the applicant's repertoire list. 



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The audition, a rehearsal, will use repertoire selected in consultation with the appropriate faculty 
and will last for approximately thirty minutes. The applicant's competence in effective gestural and 
verbal communication will be assessed. For applicants admitted to the program with deficiencies in 
any of the above, no degree credit will be granted for any required remedial work. 

The D.M.A. student will be required to take MUS 702, 731, 732, and 898. Also required are 
MED 73 1 , 732, 733, 825, and MUP 896, 897. The remainder of the course work will be determined 
in light of the student's qualifying examination, entrance interview-audition, interests and/or 
professional goals, and the counsel of the major professor and graduate advisory committee. In 
planning this program, the following minimum distribution of graduate courses (including master's 
degree work) is required: thirty (30) semester hours in performance, conducting, and recitals, fifteen 
(15) semester hours in music history and literature, nine (9) semester hours in music theory, MED 
825 and six (6) hours of approved electives which may include a cognate field of study (a course in 
foundations of music education is recommended). 

Recitals: Two concerts and a lecture recital will be required. Repertoire for these concerts must 
be approved in advance by the student's Advisory Committee. When practical, the repertoire will 
include works for both vocal and instrumental components. As a general rule, not more than one 
doctoral concert/recital may be presented by a candidate during any semester nor more than two 
during any nine-month period. Rare exceptions will be permitted, but only under rigidly controlled 
procedures. See your advisory committee for details. 

Satisfactory competence in English and German, French or Italian is required for candidacy. 
Competence in a foreign language can be demonstrated by: 

a) completing three semesters of an undergraduate-level language course with a grade of B or higher, 

b) completing two semesters of a graduate-level course in German or French in reading for 
research with a grade of C or higher; 

c) attaining a score of 460 or higher on the GSLFT exam in an appropriate language. 
Note: Credit for graduate courses in foreign languages will not be granted toward the degree. 

The D.M.A. dissertation, required for completion of the degree, consists of two parts. Part I 
must be a written thesis that is an original and significant contribution to the knowledge of the field; 
it must give evidence of the candidate's ability to make a scholarly investigation of limited scope. 
Part II must include all recital programs, concert programs, and program notes presented during the 
student's residency. 

Composition Area 

Acceptance of a prospective student into the D.M.A. program in the composition area assumes a 
previously earned master's degree in composition or the equivalent, provided the composition faculty is 
satisfied that the student is qualified to pursue the D.M.A. at The University of Southern Mississippi. A 
high level of proficiency in composition and extensive knowledge of literature are expected. 

Students applying for entrance into the D.M.A. program in the composition area must submit a 
portfolio containing representative scores and/or recordings of their compositions prior to the first term of 
enrollment at The University of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, the student will be required to take 
qualifying examinations prior to or during the first term of enrollment. 

The D.M.A. student will be required to take MUS 702, 73 1 , 732, and 898. The remainder of the 
program will be determined in the light of the student's portfolio evaluation, his or her qualifying 
examination, his or her interests and/or professional goals, and the counsel of the major professor and 
graduate advisory committee. In planning this program, the following minimum distribution of graduate 
courses (including master's degree work) is required: Thirty-nine (39) semester hours in composition and 
m.usic theory, fifteen (15) semester hours in music history and literature, six (6) semester hours in a related 
field of study, and the remainder of the program in approved electives. 

The student will write compositions totaling at least two (2) hours performing time. Up to thirty (30) 
minutes previously written compositions may be accepted as part of these two hours. Compositions will be 
for orchestra, band, chorus, ensembles, and soloists demonstrating competence in writing for all orchestral 
and band instruments as well as for the solo voice. The music should encompass levels of difficulty from 
junior high school to professional standards. The composer will write commentaries for each work, 
including program notes and rehearsal suggestions. All works, including parts, must be in duplicative 
format. 

One recital of the composer's works will be given, with the composer commenting on each 
composition. 

One language will be required, chosen from French, German, or Italian. 

The D.M.A. dissertation, required for completion of the degree, will consist of the commentaries, 
program notes, and a full score of a work composed during the student's doctoral study. 



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Doctor of Music Education Degree 
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Degree 

General requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Music Education (the Doctor of 
Music Education general requirements are the same as the Doctor of Education degree) are found in 
another section of this Bulletin. The College of The Arts further stipulates the following requirements. 

Admission: See "Admission Requirements"and "Acceptance," a, b, e, f, g, and h. 

Research Tools: Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education must 
comply with the language requirements as specified for Doctor of Philosophy candidates in this 
Bulletin. A candidate for the Doctor of Music Education degree is required to demonstrate 
proficiency in statistics or computer science; at the discretion of the student's Graduate Advisory 
Committee, the candidate may be required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of one modem 
foreign language. 

Degree Requirements 

The following courses are required: REP 601 (or equivalent), MUS 702 (or equivalent), MED 
750, 825, 826, and 898. The remaining course work will be determined by the candidate's 
Qualifying Examination, his or her interests, and the counsel of the major professor and Graduate 
Advisory Committee. In planning this program, the following minimum distribution of graduate 
courses (including master's degree work) is required: Thirty (30) semester hours in music 
education, nine (9) semester hours in music history and literature, nine (9) semester hours in music 
theory, nine (9) semester hours in professional education, three (3) semesters in studio performance 
study, and the remainder of the program in approved electives. Although this Bulletin states that 
eighty-four (84) semester hours are required for doctoral degrees, it should be clearly understood 
that some candidates will be unable to receive a degree on the basis of this minimum. The 
distinction implied by the degree and the traditions related to it require comprehensive knowledge 
and demonstration of a high degree of proficiency in the major field and related areas of study as 
well as the ability to conduct advanced research. 



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DEPARTMENT OF ART 

Jerry Walden, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5033 

(601)266-4972 

The Department of Art offers a program leading to the Master of Art Education degree. Regular 
admission to the program requires a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 in the 
applicant's major field of art study as well as a minimum combined score of 900 on the Graduate 
Record Examination (verbal and quantitative sections). Other requirements unique to the degree 
program are described below. The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art is a fully 
accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (N AS AD). 

Master of Art Education Degree 

Undergraduate prerequisites for the Master of Art Education degree in the Department of Art 
are: (1) completion of a bachelor's degree in art education at The University of Southern Mississippi 
or an equivalent program, or (2) completion of any degree in the visual arts, or (3) satisfaction of 
Mississippi Class A teacher certification requirements in art. 

Each student must demonstrate a studio proficiency appropriate to previous study by presenting a 
portfolio for review by the graduate faculty and the chair of the Department of Art. The portfolio should 
be submitted no later than one calendar month prior to the initial semester of application. Deficiencies 
which are identified may be removed with the successful completion of the non-degree credit courses 
ARE 6(X) and/or ART 600 with a grade of no lower than B and/or taking undergraduate course work as 
prescribed by the student's major professor and graduate advisory committee. 

There are two tracks for the Master of Art Education degree. Track 1 is for students who wish to 
pursue a practice-oriented degree with 18 semester hours in art studio courses; Track 2 is designed 
for students who prefer a research-oriented degree with certification which includes 9 semester 
hours in studio work, a six-hour thesis, and six hours of research courses. Both tracks require 36 
semester hours for the degree. Track 1 would require an additional six hours of research courses if 
certification is desired. 

Requirements for a Master of Art Education Degree are as follows: 
TRACK 1 (PRACTICE-ORIENTED) 

9 hours of Art Education (ARE 60 1 , 603, 606). 
18 hours of Art Studio (Two three-course sequences will be selected from drawing 

(ART 601, 602, 603), painting (ART 621, 622, 623), ceramics (ART 651 which is 
repeatable), and sculpture (ART 652 which is repeatable). 
9 hours in Art History (Elect from ART 500, 53 1 , 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 598). 

36 total hours (42, if option is chosen to take REF 601 , 607 in order to acquire state 

certification). 
TRACK 2 (RESEARCH-ORIENTED) 

1 2 hours of Art Education (ARE 60 1 , 603, 606, 626). 
9 hours of Art Studio (one three-course sequence will be selected from drawing (ART 

601, 602, 603), painting (ART 621, 622, 623), ceramics (ART 651 which is 

repeatable), and sculpture (ART 652 which is repeatable). 
6 hours of Art Education Thesis (ARE 698). 

3 hours of Art History (Elect from ART 500, 53 1 , 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 598). 
6 hours of Research and Foundations (REF 60 1 , 607). 

36 total hours 

Candidates in Track 1 must culminate their studies with an exhibition indicating achievements 
within their specialized studio areas. Candidates in Track 2, in addition to the written thesis, may 
elect to exhibit work from their specialized area of study. 

It is incumbent upon the student to know and understand all University and departmental 
requirements for admission, continuance, and graduation, including scholarships and assistantships. 



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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE 

George Crook, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5052 

(601)266-4994 

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance is an accredited 
member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Theatre requirements are in accordance 
with the published regulations of this Association. 

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers programs leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree. 

To be eligible for admission, a student must have completed a minimum of twenty-one (21) 
semester hours of undergraduate course work in theatre or theatre related areas. Those who do not 
meet the minimum entrance requirements may be admitted but will be expected to take 
undergraduate courses to cover deficiencies. It should be emphasized that admission to the Graduate 
School does not imply acceptance of the student as a candidate for a graduate degree. (See general 
admission requirements and procedures as set forth in this Bulletin.) 

Upon being admitted into a graduate program, the student will be assisted by the department 
graduate coordinator in selecting an appropriate graduate advisory committee composed of three 
faculty members, one of whom will serve as major professor. 

Before the end of the first week of classes, an entrance interview and audition/ portfolio review 
is required of all students entering a master's program. 

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre 

The objective of the Master of Fine Arts curriculum is to develop the educated performer by 
offering sound theory and intensive practical training simultaneously. Students in the Master of Fine 
Arts programs will elect a plan of study with specialization(s) in one or two of the following areas: 
Performance, and Design and Technical Theatre. 

Regular admission to a Master of Fine Arts program requires: (1) submission of the combined 
scores (850) (QV) received on the Graduate Record Examinations; (2) a grade point average of at 
least 3.0 in the undergraduate major area; and (3) acceptable performance auditions or portfolio 
evaluations. Directing and acting students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in 
"Showcase" performance during the first semester in residence. Design emphasis students must 
present a portfolio for review by the faculty prior to the initial registration. If no portfolio is 
available, a student may be admitted on a conditional basis until an acceptable minimum proficiency 
is determined. 

Proficiency reviews will be required of all M.F. A. candidates at the conclusion of their second 
semester in residence. 

The Master of Fine Arts program requires six semesters of full-time graduate study and the 
completion of a minimum approved program of sixty (60) hours. It is recommended that the M.F.A. 
student fulfill at least one of the required semesters by enrollment in the Repertory Theatre program. 
The candidate will satisfactorily complete a creative project in his major area of emphasis and 
defend it orally before the Theatre Arts faculty. 



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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Graduate Degrees 
1994-1995 



School 



Major 



Degree 



Business Administration 



School of Professional Accounting 
Accountancy 



Master of Business 

Administration 
Master of Professional 

Accountancy 



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COLLEGE OF 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Tyrone Black, Dean 

William A. Sirmon, Associate Dean 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5021 

(601) 266-4659 

Eric Reidenbach, M.B.A. Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5094 

(601) 266-4653 

Gus Gordan, M.P.A. Coordinator 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5178 

(601) 266-4641 

Brooks Smith, P.M.B.A. Coordinator 

Long Beach, MS 39560-5 1 28 

(601)865-4505 

Mary P. Schlottman, Assistant to the Dean, Academic Programs 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5096 

(601)266-4663 

MISSION 

The College of Business Administration at The University of Southern Mississippi is committed 
to providing educational programs that enhance the effectiveness of organizations operating 
regionally, nationally, and internationally from the state of Mississippi and the surrounding region. 
Toward this end, we strive to develop broadly educated future business leaders who have good 
communication and critical thinking skills, technical competence, grounding in ethical decision- 
making, and values compatible with long-term personal career development. 

The College fulfills its mission primarily through its commitment to high-quality classroom 
instruction. Excellent teaching is best assured through a relatively balanced agenda that incorporates 
scholarly activity and professional service, which together help keep our instruction current, 
dynamic, and relevant. 

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS 

The following graduate degree programs are available on the Hattiesburg campus: a Master of 
Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.). These and 
other business programs offered on the Hattiesburg campus are accredited by the American 
Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. 

Requests for application forms and other information may be addressed to Assistant to the Dean, 
Academic Programs, College of Business Administration, The University of Southern Mississippi, 
Box 5096, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5096. Telephone inquiries may be made by calling (601) 266- 
4663. 

A Professional Master of Business Administration (P.M.B.A.) is offered on the Gulf Coast. The 
P.M.B.A. is similar to the M.B.A. but is tailored to satisfy the needs of part-time students. Requests 
for application forms and other information may be addressed as indicated above. Telephone 
inquiries can also be made by calling (601) 266-4663 or (601) 865-4505 at Gulf Park. 

Graduate assistantships are available for the M.B.A., M.P.A., and P.M.B.A. degrees. Students 
with good undergraduate records are encouraged to apply at the time they request admission. 

ADMISSION STANDARDS 

Admission to The University of Southern Mississippi's M.B.A., M.P.A., and P.M.B.A. programs is 
selective. Regular admission is normally contingent on having graduated from a college or university 
accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency. In addition, the graduate admission committees 
of the College of Business Administration recommend admittance only for those applicants whose 
academic background, work experience, demonstrated leadership, and communication skills meet the 
challenging demands of graduate programs in management and accounting. 



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In evaluating applications, the admission committees utilize the following criteria: 
Undergraduate record — The cumulative grade point average (GPA) from all institutions, the 
area(s) of concentration, the balance of verbal/communication and quantitative/analytical 
courses, and the trend of grades are considered. Recently, students beginning our programs have 
had an average GPA of 3.00. 

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) — The GMAT is sponsored and directed by 
the Graduate Management Admission Council, consisting of representatives from graduate 
schools of management. A candidate should strive to achieve a good balance of verbal- and 
quantitative-area scores. Recently, students beginning our programs have had an average GMAT 
of 5 10. 

Undergraduate Record/GMAT Score Combination — Recent admissions have averaged 
approximately 1,100 on the formula: junior/senior-level GPA x 200 plus the GMAT score. 
Applicants with a low GPA, GMAT, and/or GPA/GM AT score combination must demonstrate high 
' promise of success as indicated by one or more of the remaining admission criteria categories. 
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Students whose native language is not 
English must achieve a TOEFL score of 550 or more. 

Work Experience — While work experience is not required for admission, two or more years of 
relevant managerial responsibility strengthen the likelihood of admission to the program. Applicants 
are encouraged to submit resumes showing job responsibilities and accomplishments. 
Letters of Recommendation — The admission committees review letters of recommendation to 
gain a more personal understanding of the applicant's leadership ability in terms of 
communication and interpersonal skills. Each applicant should request two recommendation 
letters, at least one of which addresses the applicant's academic preparation. 
Essay — The essay requirement provides the applicant an opportunity to demonstrate writing 
competency and communication skills. It also enables the applicant to provide specific examples 
of demonstrated leadership, to discuss career plans, and to supply additional information that 
will assist in selecting those individuals who can most benefit from and contribute to the 
graduate management or accounting programs. 

Students may enroll in College of Business Administration courses reserved exclusively for 
graduate students if they have regular admission to specific USM graduate programs and have taken 
the necessary prerequisites. In rare cases, students may be admitted conditionally. Such students 
must make grades of B or better on the first nine hours of graduate course work taken in order to 
qualify for regular admission. 

Students transferring from other graduate schools must meet the admission requirements stated 
above. At the time of admission, transfer students may request that up to six (6) semester hours of 
approved credit be applied toward degree requirements. Once enrolled, transfer of credit between 
the Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast campuses, as well as courses taken at other institutions, must be 
approved in advance. 

A fee of $20.00 must accompany all applications. 

ACADEMIC POLICIES 

Application of credits and dismissal — Students may not apply hours toward a degree for 
courses in which there is a grade of "D"; students who receive grades of "D" in more than six hours 
of course work will be dismissed from the program. Students who receive grades of "F" in more 
than three hours of course work will be dismissed from the program. Upon approval by the Dean, 
students may repeat one and only one course to improve a cumulative grade point average. Students 
whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 may be dismissed from the program subject 
to review by a faculty committee and the Dean. 

Graduation requirements — Students must complete course requirements with a B average for all 
graduate courses taken. In addition, all general requirements of the Graduate School must be met. 



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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
Master of Business Administration 

The M.B.A. program is available to students who have no previous course work in business 
administration, as well as anyone whose background includes an undergraduate degree in a business 
discipline. Consequently, required M.B.A. course work ranges from a minimum of 34.5 semester 
hours to a maximum of 61.5 semester hours. Specific degree requirements will be determined upon 
admission. Pre-program proficiency requirements include the ability to make use of word 
processing, spreadsheet, and database management software packages, as well as mathematical 
competence through applied calculus. 

The M.B.A. program is broad in nature and aimed at developing managerial competence from a 
general perspective. Specifically, the M.B.A. curriculum: 

strengthens critical thinking skills that involve the ability to structure and analyze 
problems creatively and to process data to yield useful information; 
fosters thinking that is global in scope and integrative of the economic, technical, political- 
legal, and social-cultural dimensions; 

provides pragmatic managerial decision-making skills through instruction in the 
fundamentals of the functional areas of business (accounting, financial analysis, etc.); 
develops skills in dealing with behavioral issues including the ability to function 
effectively as a decision maker, motivator, and leader; 

increases awareness of and appreciation for ethical values, human dignity, cultural 
diversity, social responsibilities, and the need for continuous self-development; 
develops the ability to think strategically and to function effectively in an environment of 
rapid change; 
enhances written and oral communication skills. 

Foundation course requirements are as follows: 

MBA 500 3 hours MBA 550 3 hours 

MBA 511 3 MBA 560 3 

MBA 520 3 MBA 570 3 

MBA 530 3 MBA 580 3 

MBA 546 1.5 MBA 585 1.5 

(Total foundation course work: 27 hours) 

NOTE: The foregoing foundation course requirements will normally be waived for students who have 

undergraduate degrees in business. 

Advanced course requirements are as follows: 

MBA 545 1.5 hours MBA 640 3 hours 

MBA 600 3 MBA 650 3 

MBA 605 3 MBA 660 3 

MBA 610 3 MBA 685 1.5 

MBA 620 3 MBA 686 1.5 

MBA 630 3 MBAELECTIVES 6 

(Total advanced course work: 34.5 hours) 

Students will begin the M.B.A. program in the fall semester only. In some cases pre-program 
courses should be taken prior to enrolling in M.B.A. classes. 

Professional Master of Business Administration 

The P.M.B.A. program is similar to the M.B.A. degree but is offered on the Gulf Coast for 
primarily part-time students. P.M.B.A. students who have undergraduate business degrees can 
normally complete the program in two years, while other students usually will need three years to 
meet degree requirements. Most other aspects of the P.M.B.A. parallel the M.B.A. requirements 
discussed in the previous section. However, unlike the M.B.A. program, students can begin the 
P.M.B.A. program any semester. 



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SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY 

James R. Crockett, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5178 

(601)266-4641 

The School of Professional Accountancy is a school within the College of Business 
Administration. Emphasis is placed on the preparation for professional careers in both the public 
accounting and management accounting areas. 

The objective of the graduate curriculum is to provide more depth and breadth in Accounting 
and related subjects than can be accomplished in a four-year program. Enrollment in the School's 
graduate program is limited to those students who show a high probability of success. 

The School offers one degree — the Master of Professional Accountancy. The program leading to 
the M.P.A. is essentially the culmination of a five-year program. A student who earns the 
Bachelor's degree with a major in one of the accounting options may normally complete the M.P.A. 
program with one year's additional work. A minimum of thirty (30) hours of graduate work is 
required. 

Students with a variety of educational backgrounds may enter the program. Students who have a 
baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university must either transfer or take the 
following business environment and tool courses: 

Applied Calculus for Business (3 hours) Advanced Business Law (3 hours) 

Principles of Economics (6 hours) Principles of Finance (3 hours) 

Managerial Statistics I (3 hours) Global Managerial Policy and 

Managerial Statistics II (3 hours) Strategy (3 hours) 

Management for Organizations Management Information 

(3 hours) Systems (3 hours) 

Legal Environment of Business (3 hours) Principles of Marketing (3 hours) 

The following lower-division accounting courses are also required: 
Principles of Accounting (3 hours) Cost Accounting (3 hours) 

Accounting Processes and Systems (3 hours) Income Tax Accounting (3 hours) 

Intermediate Accounting (6 hours) Government and Not-for-Profit 

Advanced Accounting (3 hours) Accounting (3 hours) 

Auditing (3 hours) 

Professional-level courses for M.P.A.: 

ACC 502 - Advanced Accounting II 

ACC 512 - Seminar on Contemporary Accounting Topics 

ACC 605 - Current Accounting Theory and Research 

ACC 610 - Advanced Auditing 

ACC 620 - Advanced Cost/Managerial Accounting 

ACC 630 - Tax Seminar I 

ACC 631 - Tax Seminar II OR ACC 660 - Controllership 

MBA 545 - Communication Skills for Managers 

MBA 640 - Problems in Corporate Finance 

MBA 6XX - Any 600-level MBA course 

MBA 6XX - Any 600-level MBA course 

A minimum of ten (10) courses must be taken at the graduate level with at least seven (7) 
courses numbered over 600 and at least three (3) MBA courses. 

Admission to the Program 

Admission requirements for the M.P.A. program are the same as those listed for the M.B.A. 
program. Admission forms and GMAT applications are available in the Academic Programs Office. 
A fee of $20.00 must accompany all applications. 

Graduation and Retention Standards 

Graduation and retention standards for the M.P.A. program are the same as those listed above 
for the M.B.A. program. 



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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY 

Graduate Degrees 
1994-1995 



Department 



Major 



Degree 



Master's Level 



Curriculum and 
Instruction 



Educational Curriculum 
and Instruction 
Early Childhood 
Education (MED) Emphasis 
Elementary Education (MED) Emphasis 
Reading (MED) Emphasis 
Secondary Education (MED) Emphasis 
Reading (MS) Emphasis 
Secondary Education (MS) Emphasis 



Educational Leadership 
and Research 



Psychology 



Special Education 



Technology Education 



Master of Education 
Master of Science 



Adult Education 
Educational Administration and 
Supervision 

Supervision of Instruction 
Emphasis 

Psychology 

Counseling and Personnel Services 

College Counseling/ 
Personnel Emphasis 

School Counseling Emphasis 
Counseling Psychology 
Psychology 



Master of Education 
Master of Education 



Master of Arts 
Master of Education 



Master of Science 



Master of Education 



Special Education 

Emotionally Disturbed Emphasis 

Gifted Emphasis 

Mentally Retarded Emphasis 

Specific Learning Disabilities Emphasis 



Business Technology Education Master of Science 

Technical & Occupational Education Master of Science 



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Department 



Major 



Degree 



Curriculum and 
Instruction 



Specialist's Level 



Education (CUI/EDS) 
Early Childhood 

Education Emphasis 
Elementary Education Emphasis 
Reading Emphasis 
Secondary Education Emphasis 



Specialist in Education 



Educational Leadership 
and Research 



Education (ELR/EDS) 

Adult Education Emphasis 
Administration of Occupational 
Education Emphasis 
Curriculum and Supervision Emphasis 
Educational Research Emphasis 
Elementary Administration Emphasis 
General Administration Emphasis 
Higher Education Administration Emphasis 
School Business Management Emphasis 
Secondary Administration Emphasis 



Specialist in Education 



Psychology 



Special Education 



Education (PSY/EDS) 

Counseling and Guidance 
Emphasis 

Education (SPE/EDS) 

Special Education Emphasis 



Specialist in Education 



Specialist in Education 



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Department 



Major 



Degree 



Curriculum and 
Instruction 



Educational Leadership 
and Research 



Doctoral Level 



Education (CUI) 

Elementary Education Emphasis 
Secondary Education Emphasis 



Psychology 



Doctor of Education 
Doctor of Philosophy 



Special Education 



Education (ADE) 

Adult Education Emphasis 
Education (EDA) 

Education Administration and 

Supervision Emphasis 
Higher Education 

Administration Emphasis 

Counseling Psychology 
Psychology 

Clinical Emphasis 

General-Experimental Emphasis 

Industrial/Organizational Emphasis 

School Emphasis 

Education (SPE) 

Special Education Emphasis 



Doctor of Education 
Doctor of Philosophy 

Doctor of Education 
Doctor of Philosophy 



Doctor of Philosophy 
Doctor of Philosophy 



Doctor of Education 
Doctor of Philosophy 



Technology Education / 63 

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 

William B. Burns, Chair 

Hattiesburg MS 39406-5036 

(601)266-4446 

The Department of Technology Education offers graduate programs leading to the Master of 
Science degree in two academic disciplines: Business Technology Education (formerly Business 
Education) and Technical and Occupational Education (formerly Industrial and Vocational 
Education). The purposes of these two programs are to provide teachers of Business, Industrial, 
Technical, and Vocational subjects post-baccalaureate work designed to serve as a foundation for 
professional development, career advancement, and further graduate study. 

Teachers completing the master's degree programs qualify for the appropriate A A teaching 
certificate in the State of Mississippi. Separate course clusters offer a certification path for 
Coordinators of Cooperative Vocational Education programs. The latter group would include 
Coordinators of Diversified Occupations (D.O. Co-Op). 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS 
Admission Requirements 

To be considered for regular admission to the master's degree programs, an applicant must (a) 
have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on the last two years of undergraduate education; (b) 
present a total score of at least 850 on the Aptitude Test (verbal plus quantitative) of the Graduate 
Record Examinations, or a total score of at least 1 125 on the common and area examinations of 
the National Teacher Examinations (NTE), or a total score of at least 1965 for the three tests 
(Communication Skills, General Knowledge, and Professional Knowledge) of the Core Battery of 
the NTE, or a minimum score of 39 on the Miller Analogies Test; and (c) have the approval of the 
department chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate School. 

An applicant who fails to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for 
conditional admission if he or she (a) meets one of the standardized test score requirements for 
regular admission and has a grade point average of at least 2.50 for the last two years of 
undergraduate study or, when the standardized test score is below that required for regular 
admission, has a grade point average of 2.75 or higher for the last two years of undergraduate study 
and shows promise of successfully completing degree requirements; and (b) has the approval of the 
department chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate School. 

The appropriate master's degree will be conferred upon candidates who (1) meet the admission 
requirements listed above, (2) complete the special curriculum requirements outlined below, and (3) 
pass the Master's program comprehensive examination. 

Master of Science Degree in 
Technical and Occupational Education 

All students pursuing a major in Technical and Occupational Education must complete the 
following requirements: 

Hours 

TOE 605, 607, 611 9 

TOE 692 3 

REF601,607 6 

Electives — Twelve (12) semester hours. Subject to the approval of the student's advisor and/or 
department chair, electives hours are to be taken as follows: 

1. Three (3) semester hours must be taken in Technical and Occupational Education. 

2. The remaining nine (9) semester hours may be selected to structure a graduate minor, or to 
cluster courses in support of specific certification requirements or other professional goals. 



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Master of Science Degree in 
Business Technology Education 

All students pursuing an emphasis in Business Technology Education must complete the 
following requirements: 

Hours 

BTE 651, 652, 653, 669 12 

REF601,607 6 

Electives — Twelve (12) semester hours. Subject to he approval of the student's advisor and/or department chair, 
elective hours are to be taken as follows: 

1 . Three (3) semester hours must be taken in Business Technology Education. 

2. The remaining nine (9) semester hours may be selected to structure a graduate minor, or to 
cluster courses in support of specific certification requirements or other professional goals. 

CURRICULUM FOR COORDINATORS OF 
COOPERATIVE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 

(Includes D.O. Co-Op) 

Prerequisite: Standard certificate in Industrial Arts/Technology Education, Trade and Technical 
Education, Business Technology Education, Vocational Home Economics or Vocational Agriculture. 

Add-On AA Certification Requirement 

Six (6) semester hours as follows: 

Hours 

BTE or TOE 553 Techniques/Problems of Coordination 3 

TOE 533 Curriculum Construction for Cooperative Ed 3 

OR 

A Master of Science Degree in Technical and Occupational Education or Business Technology 
Education which includes the above six (6) hours in lieu of "electives." 



DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 

Mildred E. Kersh, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5057 

(601) 266-4547 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction includes the areas of elementary education, early 
childhood education, reading, and secondary education. The department offers the following 
graduate degrees, majors, emphasis areas, and specialization areas: 

MASTER OF EDUCATION 

Major 

Educational Curriculum and Instruction 

Emphasis Areas 

Early Childhood Education 

Elementary Education 

Reading 

Secondary Education 

Specialization Areas (Secondary) 

Art Music Education 

Biology Physical Education 

Chemistry Physics 

English Science 

Foreign Language Social Studies 

Mathematics Speech Communication 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE 



Major 

Educational Curriculum and Instruction 
Emphasis Areas 



Reading 

Secondary Education 

Specialization Areas (Secondary) 

See areas under Master of Education/Specialization Area 
(Secondary). 

SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION 



Major 

Education 



Emphasis Areas 

Early Childhood Education 

Elementary Education 

Secondary Education 

Specialization Areas (Secondary) 
See areas under Master of Education/Specialization Areas 
(Secondary), excluding Foreign Language. 

Reading 

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 

Major 

Education 

Emphasis Areas 

Elementary Education 

Specialization Areas (Elementary) 
Early Childhood Education 
Reading 

Secondary Education 

Specialization Areas (Secondary) 
Biology Reading 

Chemistry Science 

English Social Studies 

Mathematics 

Students seeking graduate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction should be aware that 
certification at advanced levels in Mississippi is contingent on satisfaction of all lower level 
certification requirements. Students entering the Curriculum and Instruction Master's program, who 
desire AA level Mississippi certification in a given area must meet all A level requirements for that 
area. Individuals who are matriculating at USM from out of state should become aware of the 
certification requirements of those states where they wish to be certified and should work with an 
adviser to see that those requirements are met. Certification and degree requirements are separate 
procedures. A degree from USM in a given curricular area does not automatically insure Mississippi 
certification in that area or at that level. 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction strongly recommends that a student gain one 
year of teaching experience before completing the master's degree program. No student will be 
eligible to receive a specialist's degree or a doctoral degree until he or she has completed at least 
two years of teaching experience. 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Master of Education degree with a major 
in educational curriculum and instruction with emphasis areas in early childhood education, 
elementary education, reading, and secondary education. The Master of Science degree is offered 
with a major in educational curriculum and instruction with emphasis areas in reading and in 
secondary education. 

The program of study at the master's degree level is designed to increase the professional 
competency of the classroom teacher and to provide the course work necessary to meet standards of 
teaching certification at this advanced level. 

The master's degree program requires admission to a particular program, appointment of a 



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graduate adviser, completion and submission of four copies of the application form for a master's 
degree at least one semester in advance of the date of graduation, successful completion of the 
comprehensive examination, and completion of all course work requirements. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for regular admission to a master's degree program, an applicant must have 
(a) a grade point average of at least 3.0 (figured on a scale where A equals 4.0) for the last two years 
of undergraduate study; (b) a total score of at least 900 on the Aptitude Test (verbal plus 
quantitative) of the Graduate Record Examinatioins (GRE), or a total score of at least 1965 for 
the three tests (Communication Skills, General Knowledge, and Professional Knowledge) of the 
Core Battery of the National Teacher Examinations (NTE), or a score of at least 39 on the Miller 
Analogies Test (MAT); and (c) the approval of the chair of the department, the Dean of the 
College, and the Dean of the Graduate School. 

An applicant who fails to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for 
conditional admission if he or she (a) meets one of the standardized test score requirements for 
regular admission and has a grade point average of at least 2.75 for the last two years of 
undergraduate study or, when the standardized test score is below that required for regular 
admission, has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the last two years of undergraduate study 
and shows promise of successfully completing degree requirements; and (b) has the approval of the 
chair of the department, the Dean of the College, and the Dean of the Graduate School. 

MASTER'S DEGREES 

Master of Education with Emphasis 
in Early Childhood Education 

Hours 

REF601,607 6 

CIE 606, 770, 772, 776, 777, 778 18 

Elective 3 

CIE 698 (Thesis) or CIE 728 3 

Both the thesis program and the non-thesis program consist of thirty (30) required hours. 
Substitutions for required courses or electives must be approved in advance and in writing by the 
department chair or the graduate coordinator. 

Master of Education with Emphasis 
in Elementary Education 

Hours 

REF601,607 6 

CIE 606, 705, 724, 725, 776 15 

Elective 6 

Select two courses from the following for six (6) hours: CIE 691, 706, 728, 729, 768, 778; EDA 600; GHY 617, 

REF 604, 660; SCE 730, 731, 732, 733 or a graduate course consistent with an undergraduate concentration. 
CIE 698 (Thesis) or CIE 728 3 

Both the thesis program and the non-thesis program consist of thirty (30) required semester 
hours. Substitutions for both required courses and designated electives must be approved in advance 
and in writing by the department chair or the graduate coordinator. 

Master of Science and Master of Education 
with Emphasis in Secondary Education 

Plan I (Thesis Program — MS Degree) Plan II (Non-Thesis Program — MEd Degree) 

Hours Hours 

REF 601, 607 6 REF 601, 607 6 

CIS 700, 754 6 CIS 700, 754 6 

CIS 698 (Thesis) 3 CIS 708 3 

Both the thesis program and the non-thesis program consist of thirty (30) required semester 
hours. Substitution for required courses must be approved in advance and in writing by the 
department chair or the graduate coordinator. 



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In addition to the fifteen (15) semester hour core requirements of Plan I and Plan II listed above, 
a specialization of at least fifteen (15) semester hours must be taken in one of the following areas: 
Art Music Education 

Biology Physical Education 

Chemistry Physics 

English Science** 

Foreign Language Social Studies*** 

Mathematics* Speech Communication 

*The student selecting mathematics as a specialization area may not use any mathematics course designated as a 
mathematics refresher course. 

**The student selecting science as a specialization area may use, with the approval of his or her adviser, a 
combination of biological and physical science courses; however, a minimum of nine (9) semester hours of 
graduate credit must be taken in an area of science for which the student holds a Class A endorsement. A .student 
who holds Class A endorsements in two or more areas of .science may qualify for Class AA certification in two 
areas by completing nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit in one of the endorsement areas and six (6) 
semester hours of graduate credit in the other endorsement area. No more than three (3) hours of science education 
(SCE) courses may be used. To be used in an endorsement area, the SCE course must be in that area. 
***The student selecting social studies as a specialization area may take courses in any one or a combination of 
the following disciplines: history, geography, political science, sociology, and economics. 

Master of Science and Master of Education 
with Emphasis in Reading 

Plan I (Thesis Program — MS Degree) Plan II (Non-Thesis Program — MEd Degree) 

Hours Hours 

REP 601, 607 6 REF 601, 607 6 

CIE 705, 706 6 CIE 705, 706 6 

CIE 713, 729, 733 9 CIE 713, 729, 733 9 

CIS 754 3 CIS 754 3 

Elective 3 Elective 3 

CIE 698 (Thesis) 3 CIE 728 3 

Both the thesis program and the non-thesis program consist of thirty (30) required semester 
hours. Substitutions for required courses or electives must be approved in advance and in writing by 
the department chair or the graduate coordinator. 

SPECIALIST'S PROGRAMS 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the Specialist in Education degree with a 
major in Education. The student has the option of taking an emphasis in early childhood education, 
elementary education, secondary education, or reading. 

The student pursuing a specialist's degree with emphasis in secondary education may choose a 
specialization from a number of teaching (subject) areas. 

Entrance into a particular specialist's degree program presupposes that the student has 
completed, or is willing to complete, the course work required for that program at the master's 
degree level. 

All specialist's degree programs require a minimum of thirty-four (34) graduate semester hours 
beyond the master's degree. 

The specialist's degree program requires admission to a particular program; submission of an 
approved program of studies; completion of all required course work, to include the completion of 
one full-time semester/term of residence taking all nine (9) semester hours on either the Hattiesburg 
Campus or the Gulf Park Campus, successful completion of the specialist's oral examination, and 
completion and defense of an approved thesis or field problem. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for regular admission to a specialist's program, an applicant must have (a) a 
grade point average of at least 3.25 (figured on scale where A equals 4.0) on previous graduate 
work; (b) a total score of at least 900 on the Aptitude Test (verbal plus quantitative) of the 
Graduate Record Examinations, or a total score of at least 1 975 for the three tests 
(Communication Skills, General Knowledge, and Professional Knowledge) of the Core Battery of 
the National Teacher Examinations (NTE), or a score of at least 44 on the Miller Analogies Test; 



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and (c) the approval of the chair of the department, the Dean of the College, and the Dean of the 
Graduate School. 

An applicant who fails to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for 
conditional admission if he or she (a) meets one of the standardized test score requirements for 
regular admission and has a grade point average of at least 3.0 on previous graduate work or, when 
the standardized test score is below that required for regular admission, has a grade point average of 
3.25 or higher on previous graduate work and shows promise of successfully completing degree 
requirements; and (b) has the approval of the department's Graduate Admissions Committee, the 
chair of the department, the Dean of the College, and the Dean of the Graduate School. 

SPECIALIST'S DEGREE 



Specialist in Education with Emphasis 
in Early Childhood Education 



Plan I (Thesis Program) 

Hours 

REF602 „ 3 

EDA 620 3 

CIE725 3 

CIE762 3 

Plan II (Field Problem Program) 

Hours 

REP 602 3 

EDA 620 3 

CIE725 3 

CIE762 3 



Hours 

PSY 670 or 

REF818 3 

CIE880 1 

CIE 798 (Thesis) 6 

Hours 

PSY 670 or 

REP 818 3 

CIE 880 1 

Elective 3 

CIE 794 (Pield Problem) 3 



In addition to the twenty-two (22) semester hour core requirements of Plan I and Plan II listed 
above, students pursuing the specialist's degree with an emphasis in early childhood education must 
complete at least twelve (12) hours in early childhood education. 

The specialist's program with an emphasis in early childhood education consists of a minimum 
of thirty-four (34) semester hours beyond the master's degree. Substitutions for both required course 
and designated electives must be approved in advance and in writing by the department chair or the 
graduate coordinator. 

Specialist in Education with Emphasis 
in Elementary Education 



Plan I (Thesis Program) 

Hours 

REP 602 3 

EDA 620 3 

CIE 706 or 729 3 

CIE 762 3 

Plan II (Field Problem Program) 

Hours 

REP 602 3 

EDA 620 3 

CIE 706 or 729 3 

CIE 762 3 



PSY 670 or 

REP 8 18... 

CIE 880 



Hours 



CIE 798 (Thesis) 6 

Hours 

PSY 670 or 

REP 818 3 

CIE 880 1 

Elective 3 

CIE 794 (Pield Problem) 3 



In addition to the twenty-two (22) semester hour core requirement of Plan I and Plan II listed 
above, students pursuing the specialist's degree with an emphasis in elementary education must 
complete at least twelve (12) additional semester hours in elementary education (preferably in a 
subject area or areas). 



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The specialist's program with an emphasis in elementary education consists of a minimum of 
thirty-four (34) semester hours beyond the master's degree. Substitutions for both required courses 
and designated electives must be approved in advance and in writing by the department chair or the 
graduate coordinator. 

Specialist in Education with Emphasis 
in Secondary Education 

Plan I (Thesis Program) 

Hours Hours 

REF602, 818 6 CIS 754 or 708 3 

PSY 675 or EDA 620 3 CIS 880 1 

CIS 798 (Thesis) 6 

Plan n (Field Problem Program) 

Hours Hours 

REF 602, 818 6 CIS 754 or 708 3 

PSY 670 or 675 3 CIS 880 1 

EDA 620 3 CIS 794 (Field Problem) 3 

In addition to the nineteen (19) semester hour core requirements of Plan I and Plan II listed 
above, a specialization of at least fifteen (15) semester hours must be taken in one of the following 
areas: 

Art Physical Education 

Biology Physics 

Chemistry Science** 

English Social Studies*** 

Mathematics* Speech Communication 

Music Education 
The specialist's program in secondary education consists of a minimum of thirty-four (34) 
semester hours beyond the master's degree. Substitutions for both required courses and designated 
electives must be approved in advance and in writing by the department chair or graduate 
coordinator. 

*The student selecting mathematics as a specialization area may not use any mathematics course designated as a 
mathematics refresher course. 

**The student selecting science as a specialization area may use, with the approval of his or her adviser, a 
combination of biological and physical science courses; however, a minimum of nine (9) semester hours of 
graduate credit must be taken in each area of desired science endorsement for which the individual holds a Class 
AA endorsement. The student must meet the requirements for a Class AAA endorsement in at least one science 
area. No more than three (3) hours of science education (SCE) courses may be used. To be used in an endorsement 
area, the SCE course must be in that area. 

***The student selecting social studies as a specialization area may take courses in any one or a combination of 
the following disciplines: history, geography, political science, sociology, and economics. 

Specialist's in Education with Emphasis in Reading 

Plan I (Thesis Program) 

Hours Hours 

REF 602 or 818 3 EDA 620 3 

PSY 670, 674, CIE/CIS 880 1 

or 675 3 CIE/CIS 798 6 

Plan n (Field Problem Program) 

Hours Hours 

REF 602 or 818 3 EDA 620 3 

PSY 670, 674, CIE/CIS 880 1 

or 675 3 CIE/CIS 794 (Field Problem) 3 

CIE762 3 

In addition to the sixteen (16) semester hour core requirement of Plan I and Flan II listed above, 
the student must complete at least twelve (12) semester hours of coursework in reading or a 
collateral field approved by the graduate advisor. 



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DOCTORAL PROGRAMS 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers Doctor of Education and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees with a major in education and an emphasis in elementary education and 
secondary education. If a student desires to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree, he or she should 
follow one of the doctoral programs outlined in this section and, in addition, gain proficiency in a 
foreign language. 

The doctoral program with an emphasis in elementary education provides for specialization in 
both early childhood education and in reading. A student choosing an emphasis in elementary 
education, with or without a specialization in either early childhood education or in reading, must 
complete the requisite course work in that area prior to beginning doctoral study. 

The doctoral program with an emphasis in secondary education provides for specialization in 
various teaching (subject) areas as well as in reading. A student specializing in a particular area 
must complete the requisite course work in that area prior to beginning doctoral study. 

All doctoral programs consist of a minimum of seventy-five (75) graduate semester hours 
beyond the master's degree. A minimum of thirty-seven (37) of these hours must be taken on the 
Hattiesburg campus. More than seventy-five (75) hours may be required in order to satisfy 
deficiencies which may exist in the student's background and preparation. 

Students should consult the departmental guidelines and the Admission Requirements and 
Procedures section and the General Academic Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

To be considered for regular admission to a doctoral program, an applicant must have (a) a 
grade point average of at least 3.5 (figured on a scale where A equals 4.0) on previous graduate 
work; (b) a total of at least 1000 on the Aptitude Test (verbal plus quantitative) of the Graduate 
Record Examinations (GRE); and (c) the approval of the department's Graduate Admissions 
Committee, the chair of the department, the Dean of the College, and the Dean of Graduate School. 

An applicant who fails to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for 
conditional admission if he or she (a) meets the GRE score requirement for regular admission and 
has a grade point average of at least 3.25 on previous graduate work or has a GRE score of at least 
950 and a grade point average of at least 3.5 on previous graduate work; and (b) has the approval of 
the department's Graduate Admissions Committee, the chair of the department, the Dean of the 
College, and the Dean of the Graduate School. 

DOCTORAL DEGREES 

Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy with Emphasis 
in Elementary Education 

Hours 

REF 761, 762, 893 9 

PSY 670, REF 816, or REF 818 3 

EDA 71 lor 713 3 

CIE (an advanced methods course) 3 

CIE791 3 

CIE 862 3 

CIE 880 3 

CIE 898 12 

In addition to the thirty-nine (39) semester hour core requirement listed above, students pursuing 
the doctoral degree with an emphasis in elementary education must complete at least twenty-four 
(24) hours beyond the master's degree in elementary education and a minimum of nine (9) hours in 
a related field(s) outside of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Students desiring specialization in early childhood education must complete at least twenty-four 
(24) hours beyond the master's degree in early childhood and elementary education and a minimum 
of nine (9) hours in a related field(s) outside of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Students desiring a specialization in reading must complete at least twenty-four (24) hours 
beyond the master's degree in reading and a minimum of nine (9) hours in a related field(s) outside 
of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Students seeking an emphasis in elementary education, with or without a specialization in either 
early childhood education or in reading, are to choose electives to complete a program consisting of 
a minimum of seventy-five (75) graduate semester hours beyond the master's degree. More than 
seventy-five (75) hours may be required in order to satisfy deficiencies which may exist in the 
student's background and preparation. 



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Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy with Emphasis 
in Secondary Education 

Hours 

REF 761, 762, 893 9 

PSY 675, REF 816, or REF 818 3 

EDA 71 lor 713 3 

CIS (an advanced methods course) 3 

CIS 791 3 

CIS 880 3 

CIS 898 12 

The thirty-six (36) semester hours of required course work listed above serve as a core program 
for students pursuing a doctoral degree with an emphasis in secondary education. The doctoral 
program consists of a minimum of seventy-five (75) graduate semester hours beyond the master's 
degree. More than seventy-five (75) hours may be required in order to satisfy deficiencies which 
may exist in the student's background and preparation. 

Of the total number of hours required of a doctoral student with an emphasis in secondary 
education, thirty-three (33) semester hours of graduate credit (to include the master's degree) must 
be taken in one of the following specialization or content areas: 

Biology Reading 

Chemistry Science 

English Social Studies 
Mathematics 



DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP 
AND RESEARCH 

Edgar Bedenbaugh, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5027 

(601)266-4579 

The programs in Educational Administration and Supervision encompass the full range of 
administrative positions and lead to the master's degree, the specialist's degree, and the doctorate in 
education with an emphasis in educational administration. Programs at the master's degree level 
provide entry level preparation in the elementary school principalship, the junior high school 
principalship, the high school principalship, and supervision of instruction. Programs at the 
specialist's and doctoral levels provide preparation for the superintendency, central administrative 
staff positions, and leadership roles in other institutional settings. In addition, the program at the 
doctoral level provides preparation for college teachers in educational administration and persons 
desiring to prepare for administration in higher education. 

The Research and Foundations components of the Department of Educational Leadership and 
Research provide supportive services in teacher education. At the graduate level, these services are 
provided in the areas of Educational Foundations, Educational Media and Technology, and 
Educational Research. Also offered are the specialist's degree and the doctoral minor emphasizing 
Educational Research. 

The Adult Education component of the Department of Educational Leadership and Research 
offers programs of study which lead to four degrees in adult education: Master of Education 
(M.Ed.), Specialist in Education (Ed.S.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy 
(Ph.D.) Through the completion of courses and/or degrees in those programs, students may enhance 
their understanding of adults as learners as well as the many means by which educational services 
are developed and delivered to adults. 

Academic preparation in adult education is dependent not only upon knowledge of adult 
education theory and practice but also upon knowledge from related areas of study, such as 
psychology, sociology, administration, and management. Consequently, the courses and degree 
programs often follow an interdisciplinary approach in preparing persons for roles of professional 
service to adults. Adult education majors are encouraged to enroll in professionally relevant courses 
in cognate fields. Students from other departments frequently find adult education courses to be 
valuable as electives or academic minors. 

The following course patterns for the different levels set forth only the minimum core 
requirements, and the electives selected to suit individual needs and objectives must be chosen with 



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the advice and approval of the student's major professor. Therefore, it is mandatory that the student 
consult early in his or her program, and frequently thereafter, with his or her major professor 
concerning the selection of courses and sequence in which these courses will be taken. 

DEPARTMENT POLICIES 

The following departmental policies are supplementary to the rules and regulations of the 
University and the Graduate School as set forth elsewhere in this Bulletin. 

PROGRAMS AND COURSES IN 
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS 

Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration 

Admission 

To be considered for regular admission to the master's degree program, the applicant must: (a) 
have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on the last two years of undergraduate education; (b) 
present a combined minimum score of 850 on the Graduate Record Examinations, or a minimum 
score of 1965 on the core battery of the National Teacher Examinations, or a minimum score of 
39 on the Miller Analogies Test; and (c) have the approval of the Program Admissions Committee, 
department chair, Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate School. 

Students who fail to meet criteria for regular admission may be considered for conditional 
admission if: (a) the Graduate Record Examinations score, the National Teacher Examinations 
score, or the Miller Analogies Test score meets or exceeds the score required for regular admission 
but the grade point average is no lower than 2.5, or (b) the grade point average is higher than 2.75 
and the Program Admissions Committee, department chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the 
Graduate School are satisfied that the applicant shows promise of successfully completing degree 
requirements. 

Application for Graduation 

Graduation is based upon: 

1 . Completion of an approved program of studies consisting of a minimum of thirty (30) 
semester hours. Adaptations in programs will be made to conform to administrative 
certification requirements. 

2. Satisfactory completion of the comprehensive examination. 

Educational Administration 

Hours 

REF 601 — Research: Its Introduction and Methodology 3 

REF 607 — Basic Course in Curriculum Development 3 

Select three (3) hours from the following: 

REF 604, PSY 670, PSY 674, PSY 675 3 

EDA 600 — Basic Course in Educational Administration and Supervision 3 

EDA 620 — Supervision of Instruction* 3 

EDA 650 — School Business Management* 3 

EDA 698 — Thesis. Credit is deferred until thesis is completed** 6 

Total 18 or 24 hours 

Advised selections: 6 or 12 hours. Subject to the approval of the student's adviser and consistent with certification 

requirements, courses are to be taken as follows: 

1) Six (6) semester hours in Educational Administration and Supervision must be taken by 
students writing a thesis, nine (9) semester hours are required for those students not writing a 
thesis. In either option, three (3) semester hours must be selected from the following courses 
depending on program emphasis: 

EDA 630 — Organization and Administration of the Elementary School 3 

EDA 634 — Organization and Administration of the Secondary School 3 

2) The one remaining course for those not writing a thesis may be taken in a related area, with 

permission of the student's adviser 3 

**Prerequisite: EDA 600 

**Required only of students writing a thesis 



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Supervision of Instruction 

Hours 

REF 601 — Research: Its Introduction and Methodology 3 

REF 607 — Basic Course in Curriculum Development 3 

CIE 728 or CIS 708 3 

EDA 600 — Basic Course in Educational Administration and Supervision 3 

EDA 620 — Supervision in Instruction* 3 

EDA 720 — Advanced Curriculum Development** 3 

EDA 738 — Practicum in Supervision** 3 

EDA 698 — Thesis. Credit deferred until thesis is completed*** 6 

Total 21 or 27 hours 

Advised selections: 3 or 9 hours. EDA 630 or EDA 634 is required as an elective. The remaining courses will be 
selected from the related areas subject to the approval of the student's major professor. 

*Prerequisite EDA 600 

**Prerequisite EDA 620 
***Required only of students writing a thesis 

PROGRAMS AND COURSES 
IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION 

SPECIALIST'S DEGREES 

Specialist in Education with Emphasis in Educational Administration 
Admission 

To be considered for regular admission to the specialist's degree program, the applicant must: 
(a) have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on previous graduate work; (b) present a combined 
minimum score of 900 on the Graduate Record Examinations, or a minimum score of 1975 on the 
core battery of the National Teacher Examinations, or a minimum score of 44 on the Miller 
Analogies Test; and (c) have the approval of the Program Admissions Committee, department 
chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate School. 

Students who fail to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for conditional 
admission if: (a) the Graduate Record Examinations score, the National Teacher Examinations 
score, or the Miller Analogies Test score meets or exceeds the score required for regular admission 
but the grade point average is no lower than 3.0; or (b) the grade point average is higher than 3.25 
and the Program Admissions Committee, department chair. Dean of the College, and the Dean of 
the Graduate School are satisfied that the applicant shows promise of successfully completing 
graduate degree requirements. 
Application for Graduation 

Graduation is based upon: 

1 . Completion of an approved program of studies as determined by the student's committee 
which may consist of more than the minimum thirty-three (33) semester hours of credit 
required for graduation. 

2. Satisfactory completion of the comprehensive examination. 

3. Successful defense of the research project or the field problem. 

PROGRAMS 

The specialist's degree students must have completed all courses or their equivalent in the 
master's degree program. Those courses not taken must be completed but will not count as part of 
the specialist's program. Additional electives are required for previously completed required 
courses. 

A minimum of nine (9) semester hours in cognate areas is required in all of the specialist's 
degree programs. The department defines cognate areas as those courses which broaden and 
complement the student's program. These courses and other electives will be chosen with the 
approval of the student's major professor and additional hours may be required to satisfy 
deficiencies in the student's program. 



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Administration 

EDA 700, 704, 706, 710, 720, 736, 738 

EDA 794 or EDA 798 

Total— 24 or 27 hours 

Electives — 6 or 9 hours in cognate areas 

Secondary Administration 

EDA 700, 704, 708, 710, 720, 738 

EDA 794 or EDA 798 

Total — 21 or 24 hours 

Electives — 9 or 12 hours with 9 hours in cognate areas 

Elementary Administration 

EDA 700, 704, 710, 720, 738 

EDA 794 or EDA 798 

Total— 18 or 21 hours 

Electives — 12 or 15 hours with 9 hours in cognate areas 

School Business Management* 

EDA 650, 700, 704, 706, 708, 710 

EDA 794 or EDA 798 

Total — 24 or 27 hours 

Electives — 6 or 9 hours from business oriented courses 

Suggested courses are MGT 568, 572, 625; ACC 570; REF 712; FIN 640 

*Prerequisites: EDA 600; REF 607; REF 601 

Administration of Occupational Education* 

EDA 650, 700, 706, 710, 712, 717, 719; IVE 611 

(21 hours from these courses) 

EDA 794 or EDA 798 

Total — 24 or 27 hours 

Electives — 6 or 9 hours from the following cognate areas: Industrial Psychology, 

Management Training and Development, Economic Development, Advanced 

Labor Economics, and Economic Geography 
*Prerequisites are EDA 600, 620; REF 604 

Curriculum and Supervision* 

EDA 708, 720, 738; REF 632 

CIE 728 or CIS 708 

EDA 704 or EDA 601 

EDA 794 or EDA 798 

Total— 21 or 24 hours 

Electives — 9 or 12 hours with 9 hours in cognate areas 

*Prerequisites are EDA 600, 620; REF 607, PSY 670 

Higher Education Administration* 

EDA 704, 711, 712, 713, 715, 717, 719 

CPY 640 or CPY 740 

(18 hours from the above courses) 

EDA 794 or EDA 798 

Total 21 or 24 hours 

Electives — 6 or 9 hours in cognate areas 

*Prerequisites are EDA 600 and REF 601 



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DOCTORAL DEGREES 

Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy 
with Emphasis in Educational Administration 



Admission 



To be considered for regular admission to the doctoral degree program, the applicant must: (a) 
have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on previous graduate v^ork; (b) present a combined 
minimum score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record 
Examinations; and (c) have the approval of the Program Admissions Committee, department chair. 
Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate School. 

Students who fail to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for conditional 
admission if: (a) the Graduate Record Examinations score meets or exceeds the score required for 
regular admission but the grade point average is no lower than 3.25; or (b) the grade point average is 
higher than 3.5 and the Program Admissions Committee, department chair. Dean of the College and 
Dean of the Graduate School are satisfied that the applicant shows promise of successfully 
completing graduate degree requirements. 

Qualifying Entrance Examination 

1. Should be taken prior to the completion of eighteen ( 1 8) semester hours of study within the 
department, but may not be taken before having attained regular admission status. 

2. May not be taken prior to the receipt of satisfactory GRE scores. 

3. Regularly admitted doctoral students who fail the examination may repeat it once. 

4. The results of a master's degree comprehensive examination may not be substituted for this 
examination. 

Planning Sheet 

Planning sheets are completed after the qualifying examination has been passed and the 
committee appointed. 

Admission to Candidacy 

Admission to candidacy should be submitted one semester prior to graduation and will be 
approved by the student's graduate committee upon: 

1 . Completion of an approved program of studies. 

2. Satisfaction of the language and/or statistics requirement. 

3. Completion of an approved dissertation prospectus. 

4. Completion of the comprehensive examination. 

5. Completion of the residency requirement. 

Application for Graduation 

Graduation is based upon: 

1. Meeting the departmental and Graduate School deadlines for receiving completed 
dissertation. 

2. Successful defense of the completed dissertation. 

PROGRAMS 

At the doctoral level, programs are provided in: (1) General School Administration and (2) 
Educational Administration with an emphasis in Higher Education. The general administration 
program provides preparation for the superintendent, other central office positions, and college 
teachers, while the program emphasizing higher education is designed to prepare administrators of 
higher education. 

The doctoral program requires a minimum of eighty-four (84) semester hours beyond the 
bachelor's degree exclusive of the dissertation and proficiency in statistics. A minimum of thirty- 
two (32) semester hours must be taken on the Hattiesburg Campus excluding REF 761, REP 762, 
and EDA 898. The student's doctoral committee, appointed by the Graduate Dean, will approve the 
selection of required courses and electives and, in order to secure breadth and depth in the student's 
preparation program, may require more than the minimum number of hours of graduate credit. Nine 
(9) hours of cognate area credit is normally required. The department defines cognate areas as those 
courses which broaden and complement the student's program. Cognates as well as other courses 



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will be chosen with the approval of the student's major professor and committee. A strength of the 
doctoral program is its flexibility. A program of studies is formulated after the successful 
completion of the Qualifying Examination and is based upon the student's performance on this 
examination, previous educational background, and professional objectives. 

Each doctoral student will be required to participate in a variety of laboratory and field 
experiences, many of which may not be connected with specific courses. 

PROGRAMS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 

Specialist's Program in Educational Research 

The program leading to the specialist's degree in Education (Ed.S.) is designed to meet those 
goals listed under the master's degree program. The program is intended to serve as (1) a terminal 
program at the specialist's level for individuals not pursuing the doctoral degree and as (2) an 
advanced research program for individuals desiring specialization in research in addition to their 
major areas at the doctoral level. 

Specialist in Education with Emphasis in Educational Research 
Admission 

To be considered for regular admission to the specialist's degree program, the applicant must: 
(a) have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on previous graduate work: (b) present a combined 
minimum score of 900 on the Graduate Record Examinations, or a minimum score of 1 175 (core 
battery 1975) on the National Teacher Examinations, or a minimum score of 44 on the Miller 
Analogies Test; and (c) have the approval of the Program Admissions Committee, department 
chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate School. 

Students who fail to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for conditional 
admission if: (a) the Graduate Record Examinations score, the National Teacher Examinations 
score, or the Miller Analogies Test score meets or exceeds the score required for regular admission 
and the grade point average is no lower than 3.0; or (b) the grade point average is higher than 3.25 
and the Program Admissions Committee, department chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the 
Graduate School are satisfied that the applicant shows promise of successfully completing graduate 
degree requirements. 

Application for Graduation 

Graduation is based upon: 

1 . Completion of required course work; 

2. Satisfactory completion of written and/or comprehensive examination; 

3. Satisfactory completion of Thesis or Research Problem. 

Curriculum Requirements 

A student desiring to obtain a Specialist's degree in Research Training must possess a master's 
degree, and complete either twenty-seven (27) or thirty (30) semester hours of course work. 
Twenty-seven (27) hours are required for the student who writes a thesis (REP 798) and thirty (30) 
hours for the student who conducts a field problem (REF 794). The student must have also 
completed, or be willing to complete, the following prerequisites or their equivalents: *REF 601 and 
*602. 

The following five courses (fifteen (15) semester hours) are required of each student: 

Hours 
REF 761, 762, 824, 830, 893 15 

A student who chooses to write a thesis will complete one course (three (3) semester hours) 
from among the following. A student who conducts a field problem will complete two courses (six 
(6) semester hours). 

REF 632, 770, 792 3 or 6 

PSY764 3 or 6 

CSS 501, REF 645, CPY 614 3 or 6 

Each student must complete either REF 794 (Field Problems — 3 semester hours) or REF 798 
(Specialist Thesis — 6 semester hours). 

Students will take nine (9) semester hours of electives to complete the program. 

*May be counted as electives in the specialist's degree program. 



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Doctoral Minor in Educational Research 

Students majoring in a particular field or area at the doctoral level may also wish to pursue a 
doctoral minor in Educational Research. The objectives of the doctoral minor are to prepare persons 
to: 

1 . initiate or direct applied or institutional research in college, private or public agencies, and 
school systems; 

2. teach applied statistics and research methodology in institutions of higher learning; 

3. advise graduate and undergraduate students relative to the research process involved in 
thesis, dissertations, and projects; 

4. utilize available computer packages for statistical and informational processing; 

5. serve as consultant to agencies involved in research or evaluation. 

A minimum of twelve (12) semester hours is necessary in addition to REF 761 and REF 762 
which are required for basic proficiency of all doctoral students in education. 

The six (6) graduate courses (eighteen (18) semester hours) from the following represent the 
requirements for the doctoral minor: 

Hours 

REF 761. 762. 824, 830, 893 15 

CSS 501. REF 645 3 

Substitutions from the following list of courses may be made with departmental approval: 

PSY764 

REF 632, 770, 791, 792, 794 

PROGRAMS IN ADULT EDUCATION 

Adult Education programs, by nature interdisciplinary and flexible, offer personnel from diverse 
agencies opportunities for upgrading and building on professional experience. Such agencies 
include vocational-technical centers, the armed forces, health services, criminal justice and law 
enforcement programs, public school systems, junior and senior colleges, human service agencies, 
the Cooperative Extension Service, business and industrial organizations, and others. AA and AAA 
certification requirements as set by the Mississippi Department of Education may be met through 
these programs. 

Admission to degree programs will be conducted in accordance with College and University 
policies (please refer to the "Admissions Requirements and Procedures" section of the USM 
Bulletin: Graduate Programs). In general, these procedures include the submission of application 
and credentials to the Director of Graduate Admissions. Additionally, all degree applicants should 
send the program coordinator (a) a letter explaining the applicant's interest in and reasons for 
pursuing the degree and (b) a resume of academic and job-related experiences. The Admissions 
Review Committee will review all applications and recommend the appropriate actions. 

Admitted students will be assigned a temporary adviser until the student, with the concurrence 
of the program coordinator, selects a permanent adult education adviser. Doctoral students will also 
select a doctoral advisory committee composed of four additional faculty members, at least one of 
whom must be a member of the Adult Education faculty. Then, in accordance with departmental 
policy, students, in collaboration with their appointed advisers, will design programs of study which 
reflect their long term goals and interests. Basic admissions eligibility and graduation criteria are 
discussed in the sections which follow. 

Master of Education in Adult Education 
Admission 

To be considered for regular admission to the master's degree program, the applicant must: (a) 
have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on the last two years of undergraduate education; (b) 
present a combined minimum score of 850 on the Graduate Record Examinations, or a minimum 
score of 1965 on the core battery of the National Teacher Examinations, or a minimum score of 
39 on the Miller Analogies Test; and (c) have the approval of the Program Admissions Committee, 
department chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate School. 

Students who fail to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for conditional 
admission if: (a) the Graduate Record Examinations score, the National Teacher Examinations 
score, or the Miller Analogies Test score meets or exceeds the score required for regular admission 
but the grade point average is no lower than 2.5, or (b) the grade point average is higher than 2.75 and 
the Program Admissions Committee, department chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate 
School are satisfied that the applicant shows promise of successfully completing degree requirements. 



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Curriculum Requirements 

The Master of Education degree requires thirty (30) semester hours of graduate course work (no 
thesis is required for this degree). In addition to the eighteen (18) hours of courses specified below, 
twelve (12) hours of electives must also be taken. If the student wants to receive AA certification in 
the State of Mississippi, additional course work will be required to meet state requirements for 
certification. 

Required Courses 

Hours 

ADE 540, 576, 601, and 607 (ADE core) 12 

REF601 (Introduction to Research) 3 

REF 604 or 816 or 818 (Educational Foundations) or a sixth course in Adult Education 3 

Electives 

One additional ADE course 3 

Courses in degree-related areas 9 

30 
To graduate, students must complete an approved thirty (30) semester hour program of studies 
with an acceptable grade point average and successfully complete a written comprehensive 
examination. 

SPECIALIST'S DEGREE IN ADULT EDUCATION 

Specialist in Education with Emphasis in Adult Education 

Admission 

To be considered for regular admission to the specialist's degree program, the applicant must: 
(a) have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on previous graduate work; (b) present a combined 
minimum score of 900 on the Graduate Record Examinations, or a minimum score of 11 75 (core 
battery 1975) on the National Teacher Examinations, or a minimum score of 44 on the Miller 
Analogies Test; and (c) have the approval of the Program Admissions Committee, department 
chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate School. 

Students who fail to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for conditional 
admission if: (a) the Graduate Record Examinations score, the National Teacher Examinations 
score, or the Miller Analogies Test score meets or exceeds the score required for regular admission 
but the grade point average is no lower than 3.0; or (b) the grade point average is higher than 3.25 
and the Program Admissions Committee, department chair, Dean of the College, and Dean of the 
Graduate School are satisfied that the applicant shows promise of successfully completing graduate 
degree requirements. 

Curriculum Requirements 

The Specialist in Education degree requires thirty-three (33) semester hours of graduate work 
beyond the master's degree. Adult Education Specialist students must complete all ADE and REF 
courses (or their equivalents) specified for the Master of Education in Adult Education. Students are 
also required to complete either a thesis (ADE 798) or an appropriate field study (ADE 794). 
Altogether, students should complete twenty-one (21) semester hours of adult education courses and 
twelve (12) hours from relevant content areas or behavioral sciences related to the goals of the 
student. All courses must be approved by the student's adviser. 

To graduate, students must complete an approved thirty-three (33) semester hour program of 
studies with an acceptable grade point average, successfully complete a written comprehensive 
examination, and successfully complete and defend an acceptable thesis or field study. 



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DOCTOR OF EDUCATION AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 

Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy 
with Emphasis in Adult Education 

Admission 

To be considered for regular admission to the doctoral degree program, the applicant must: (a) 
have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on previous graduate work; (b) present a combined 
minimum score of 1000 on the Graduate Record Examinations; and (c) have the approval of the 
Program Admissions Committee, department chair. Dean of the College, and Dean of the Graduate 
School. 

Students who fail to meet the criteria for regular admission may be considered for conditional 
admission if: (a) the Graduate Record Examinations score meets or exceeds the score required for 
regular admission but the grade point average is no lower than 3.25; or (b) the grade point average is 
higher than 3.5 and the Program Admissions Committee, department chair. Dean of the College and 
Dean of the Graduate School are satisfied that the applicant shows promise of successfully 
completing graduate degree requirements. 

Full admission to the program is not complete until the qualifying examination has been passed. 
Curriculum Requirements 

Doctoral programs of study should be designed to provide competency in five areas: ( 1 ) the 
general field of adult education in the contemporary world; (2) psychology of adult learning; (3) 
social setting for adult learning; (4) foundations of education; and (5) specific abilities required for 
the student's particular area of professional interests, including both major areas of study and 
cognate fields. As early in the program as possible, doctoral students should select an area of 
emphasis for dissertation research. Programs of study (including all course decisions, research 
topics, and foreign language selections) must be approved by each student's advisory committee. 

Doctoral students may pursue either the Ed.D. or the Ph.D. Both degrees require a minimum of 
66 semester hours of course work (including dissertation) beyond the master's degree. Any hours 
taken to establish proficiencies in statistics, foreign languages, or areas of needed remediation are in 
excess of the 66 hour program minimum. Students pursuing the Ph.D. must establish proficiency in 
one foreign language approved by the Graduate School either through additional course work or 
through examination. All doctoral students must also complete a residency requirement, defined as 
two consecutive terms (which may include summer term) of minimum 12-hour course loads each. 
Students should not be employed full-time during residency. Physical residence on campus or in 
Hattiesburg is recommended but not required during residency. 

Departmental Program of Studies (minimum 66 credit hours) 

Doctoral students in adult education will complete a number of required courses and electives, 
but the program is designed to allow intensive pursuit of other areas in which adult educators may 
have interest or professional goals. Accordingly, there are several possible tracks students may 
pursue in addition to the requirements common for all students. The minimum required program 
includes: 

Hours 

ADE 540, 576, 601, 607, and 889 (ADE Core) 15 

ADE Electives (9 hours of which must be classroom courses) 12 

ADE 898 (dissertation) 12 

REF601 andREF602 6 

REF604, 816, or 818 or an additional elective in Adult Education 3 

REF 761 and 762 6 

Other Electives 18^ 

72 

Within this program, students may pursue related areas in which to specialize, or tracks. 
Students are not required to be in a track; they are not prescriptive. They are, however, suggestive of 
possible plans for individual doctoral programs. 

Administrative and Managerial: For those interested in public sector and private sector 
administration. In addition to ADE 602 and 603, recommended course areas would include 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Educational Administration. 

Adult Basic Education: For those interested in teaching and administering adult basic and 
secondary education. Recommended courses include ADE 541, 542, 545, 602, and related courses 



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in Reading and English composition. 

Research: For those interested in conducting research at a professional level. Recommended 
course areas would include statistics, research design, grant writing, historical research methods, 
psychology, and computers. 

Career Specialization: For those interested in using their elective courses to pursue specific 
career interests, such as nursing, criminal justice, fme arts, liberal arts, business, technical fields, 
library services, etc. Many people in this track might be teachers or trainers in post- secondary 
institutions, health-related organizations, or business organizations. 

Gerontology: For those interested in the older adult. In addition to ADE 580 and 750, germane 
courses in psychology, sociology, social work, and/or counseling are recommended. 
Dissertation (12 hours) 

During the dissertation process, all students must complete twelve (12) hours of ADE 898, 
Dissertation. A minimum of three (3) credit hours of ADE 898 must be completed during the 
semester in which the dissertation is defended. The student submits three documents to a doctoral 
committee of five faculty: a pre-proposal, a proposal, and a completed dissertation. The last two are 
defended orally. A student applies for candidacy only after all degree requirements are completed 
except the oral defense of the dissertation. 
Examinations 

Qualifying examinations are scheduled for the third Friday after registration in each term. 
Doctoral students must take this written examination in the first term of their course work. After the 
qualifying exam is successfully completed, but still during the first term, the student will schedule a 
program planning meeting with the Adult Education faculty. 

Comprehensive written examinations are prepared by doctoral committee members and are 
taken at or near the conclusion of course work. They are based on material from the overall 
program, including the books on the doctoral reading list. The committee may require an additional 
oral examination at its discretion. Comprehensive examinations are taken by arrangement on an 
individual basis. 
Graduation 

To complete either the Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree in Adult Education, students must maintain an 
acceptable grade point average, complete all course work, complete necessary proficiencies, pass 
qualifying and comprehensive examinations, and successfully complete and defend a dissertation. 



DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY 

John D. Alcorn, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5025 

(601)266-4177 

The Department of Psychology offers graduate programs at the master's, specialist's and 
doctoral levels. Master's degrees with a major in Psychology (M.A. or M.S.) prepare students for 
advanced graduate work, to teach in junior/community colleges, or to conduct behavioral research. 
The Master's degrees in Counseling Psychology (M.S.) and Counseling and Personnel Services 
(M.Ed.) prepare entry-level counselor personnel for service delivery roles in community agency and 
educational settings. The M.S. program in Counseling Psychology also provides a track for students 
who wish to pursue advanced graduate study. 

The department's Ph.D. programs in clinical, counseling, industrial/organizational, and school 
psychology are based on the scientist-practitioner training model which integrates scientific and 
professional components at all stages of training, preparing graduates for teaching, research, and 
practice roles in health service, governmental, educational, business/industrial, and/or academic 
settings. The Ph.D. program in general-experimental psychology prepares graduates for teaching 
and research roles in academic institutions and specialized research programs. 

At the Ph.D. level, programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology are fully accredited 
by the American Psychological Association (APA). In addition, the doctoral program in school 
psychology is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 
At the master's level, the program in counseling psychology is accredited by the Council for 
Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the M.Ed, program 
Counseling and Personnel Services (school counseling emphasis) is accredited by NCATE. Since 
program requirements and curricula may vary from one program to the next, program brochures 
should be requested from the department if detailed information is needed. 



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MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS 

Students are admitted to the M.A. program in Psychology based on an assessment of their 
potential to successfully complete a doctoral program. Hence, admissions requirements are 
essentially the same as those as listed for the Ph.D. in Psychology (see de.scription under Ph.D. in 
Psychology). Some students initially seek a doctoral degree but may, at some point, opt to terminate 
with a master's degree and typically complete a program leading to a Master of Science Degree in 
Psychology. Regardless, the completion of any master's degree does not guarantee admission to 
advanced doctoral study in one of the Ph.D. programs offered by the department. 

Students are admitted to the M.S. in Counseling Psychology or M.Ed, in Counseling and 
Personnel Services based upon the student's previous academic record, scores on admission tests, 
and recommendations. To be considered for regular admission, an applicant must present a 
minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on the last sixty-five (65) semester hours of undergraduate 
coursework applied to the bachelor's degree. A grade point average of 2.75 may be accepted with a 
ORE Verbal + Quantative score of 1000 or higher. Other admissions test score minimums for 
specific programs are as follows: 
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. 

GRE Verbal + Quantitative score of 850 (400 minimum Verbal score). 
Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services. 

A. College Student Personnel Emphasis^ — GRE Verbal -i- Quantitative score of 850, or a 
comparable score on the Miller Analogies Test or the National Teacher Examination. 

B. School Counseling Emphasis 

1 . Track I (non-Teacher) — National Teacher Examination Core Battery score minimum 
of 1965, with sub scale minimums as follows: 

Communication Skills - 65 1 
General Knowledge - 646 
Professional Knowledge - 649 

2. Track II (Certified Teacher) — A National Teacher Examination Core Battery score of 
1965, or comparable scores on the Graduate Record Examinations or the Miller 
Analogies Test or the old form of the National Teacher Examination. 

A limited number of students who do not meet requirements for regular admission will be 
considered for conditional admission. However, these admissions will usually be reserved for 
applicants from underrepresented populations who present strong evidence of potential for 
successfully completing a master's degree. Total numbers admitted to various programs at any 
given time are based on spaces available. The selection committee takes into account factors such as 
date of application, test scores, undergraduate grade-point-average and letters of recommendation. 

Removal of conditional status will be granted with the completion of nine (9) semester hours of 
USM graduate work with a minimum of a B average and a positive recommendation of the 
counselor education program committee. 

Curricula: M.A. and M.S. Degrees in Psychology 

Common Requirements for the Master of Arts and Master of Science Degrees 
with a major in Psychology 

Hours 

Departmental Courses: 

PSY 607, 608, 621, 624, 635, 660, 661, 662, 663, 679 26 

Electives (All elective courses must be approved by 

the student's major professor) 6 

Master's comprehensive examination. Examination requirements are described in the General 
Academic Requirements section of the Bulletin. 

Additional Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree 

Hours 

Departmental Courses: 

Master's Thesis: PSY 698 6 

Foreign Language Requirement: Proficiency in one Foreign Language is required for the 

M.A. degree. Specific proficiency requirements are described in the General Academic 
Requirements section of the Bulletin. 

Note: Students completing the M.S. degree in preparation for doctoral study must complete a master's thesis in 
addition to the requirements listed under Common Requirements for M.A. and M.S. degrees. Completion 
of the M.A. or M.S. degree with thesis does not guarantee admission to the doctoral degree program. 



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Curriculum: School Psychology Certification Program 

The School Psychology entry-level training program is designed to prepare students who plan to 
make application for certification as School Psychologists (AAA) in Mississippi as well as in most 
other states. In addition to the requirements listed under Common Requirements for M.A. and M.S. 
Degrees, the student must take the following: 

Hours 

Departmental Courses: 
PSY 614, 642, 643, 670, 671 (6 hours), 693 (2 hours), 771 (6 hours), 

772 (6 hours), 777, 793 (2 hours) 37 

Research Requirement: PSY 698 or 691 6 

Note: Six of the required 37 semester hours of course work may be taken as master's degree electives. Students 
with non-thesis master's degrees must complete a supervised research project. Those seeking certification 
as school psychologists must complete a one-year internship (PSY 880: 8 to 12 hours credit). Each 
student, in consultation with the major professor, should identify any additional requirements necessary 
for certification in the state in which the student plans to work. 

Curriculum: M.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology 

The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology is designed to accommodate the needs of 
students who plan to seek employment in human services agencies. Research and statistics courses 
are available for those students who may wish to prepare for doctoral study. The program is 
accredited under the Community Counseling area by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling 
and Related Educational Programs. 

Hours 
Required Core Courses 

PSY 612, 613, 614, 630, 642, 652, 679, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714, 762 39 

Research Tools: PSY 659, REF 602 6 

Internship: PSY 796 6 

Foundations, Environmental/Specialized Studies 9 

Total Requirements: 60 hours 

Note: Course planning is undertaken with the backgrounds and needs of students in mind. The curriculum may 

be slightly modified to meet individual needs of students (with approval of adviser). Detailed curriculum 

guides are available upon request. 

Curriculum: M.Ed. Degree in Counseling and Personnel Services 

A. College Student Personnel Emphasis. 

This emphasis prepares graduates for student personnel positions in community/junior colleges, 
colleges, and universities. Students may enter the College Student Personnel emphasis from any 
undergraduate major. 

Hours 
Required Courses 

PSY 611, 612, 614, 640, 653, 710, 739, REF 601 and 602 27 

Approved Electives 3 

Total Requirements: 30 hours 

B. School Counseling Emphasis 

1 . Track I (Alternate route to certification) 

This track of the school counseling emphasis is designed to meet the needs of non-teachers who 
wish to qualify for Class AA school counselor certification in Mississippi. Students may enter this 
track from any undergraduate major. Track I requires a minimum of one year of full-time graduate 
study on the Hattiesburg campus and one year of full-time internship. It should be noted that this 
track is designed for persons who wish to pursue a degree; the Department does not offer a 
"certification only" alternate route. 

Hours 
Required Courses 

PSY 610, 611, 612, 614, 652, 796, 710, 711, REF 601, 602, and 607 42 

Professional Specialization Area 12 

Total Requirements: 54 hours 

2. Track II 

This track of the school counseling emphasis is designed to meet the needs of teachers who wish 
to qualify for Class AA school counselor certification. A Class A Standard Teaching Certificate or 



Psychology / 83 

equivalent is prerequisite for admission. It is essentially a summer program; some of the required 
courses are offered only during Summer Term. 

Hours 

Required Courses 

PSY 610, 611.612. 614, 652. 653. 710, 71 1. REF 601 and 602 30 

Required for Mississippi Certification only: 

REF 607 3 

Total Requirements: 30-33 hours 

Application for Graduation 

Graduation is based upon: 
. 1 . Completion of required course work in respective program. 

2. Satisfactory completion of comprehensive examination. 

3. Satisfactory performance in the counseling practica. 

Curriculum: Specialist's Degree 

The Specialist's degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling and Guidance is offered in 
the College of Education and Psychology. A description of the basic program is provided elsewhere. 
A master's degree and Class AA certification or equivalent are prerequisites for enrollment in the 
program leading to AAA certification as a school counselor. Program plans are developed on an 
individual basis by the student and a departmental adviser, but must be preceeded by a Master's 
Degree in the area for which specialization is sought. 



DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS 
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology 

Minimum course requirements for the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology are sixty to sixty-six 
(60-66) semester hours not including research tools, dissertation, and internship. Forty-two (42) 
semester hours are included in the professional core and a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester 
hours is required in psychological foundations. Electives may be utilized to develop emphases areas. 

Admissions 

The Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology admits an average of seven to eight new students 
each year (based on a ratio of approximately one student for each full-time equivalent faculty 
member). Students may be admitted to a predesignated doctoral class opening upon completion of a 
bachelor's degree or upon completion of a master's degree. Applications are processed one time per 
year (fall admission) with a submission deadline of February 1 . In reviewing applications, the 
committee will consider the following: 

(a) Aptitude scores on the Graduate Record Examinations 

(b) Previous grade point average 

(c) Recommendations of professors and professional employers/supervisors 

(d) Previous work experience 

(e) Ratings from on-campus interview 

(f) Research and publications 

Minimum Admission Requirements 

Regular: Students entering at the post-master's level must have a minimum grade point average 
of 3.50 on previous graduate work and a combined score (verbal -i- quantitative) of 1000 on the 
aptitude section of the Graduate Record Examinations. Students entering at the post-bachelor's 
level must have a minimum grade-point-average of 3.25 on their total undergraduate program and a 
combined score (verbal -i- quantitative) of 11 00 on the aptitude section of the Graduate Record 
Examinations. 

Conditional: Where granted, conditional admissions will be reserved for applicants who do not 
meet all of the regular admission requirements but who are members of underrepresented 
populations and present evidence of outstanding potential for doctoral study. Such applicants should 
have a grade point average of at least 3.50 on previous graduate work and a GRE score no lower 
than 900 or a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.50 and a GRE score of at least 1000. 



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Qualifying Examinations 

The qualifying examinations usually will be taken following the second semester of the third 
year of graduate study (or first year of post-master's study). 

Comprehensive Examinations 

Comprehensive examinations will be scheduled by individual appointment during or after the 
last semester in which the student is enrolled in core courses listed on the approved course of study 
and will consist of written and/or oral questions. 

Residency 

Completion of the minimum residency requires full-time on-campus study for two consecutive 
semesters. However, due to the intensive nature of the training involved in the program, it is highly 
recommended that students not apply unless they can remain in residency for at least two to three 
years. During the residency, students are expected: 

1. To carry a minimum course load of twelve (12) hours per semester for at least the first year. 

2. To participate in a variety of credit and non-credit departmental activities, laboratory and 
practicum experiences, individual case work, field trips, and other related professional 
activities. 

3. To be relieved of job responsibilities with off-campus employers. 

Internsliip 

One year of pre-doctoral internship (1900-2000 hours) experience is required. Doctoral 
internships are off-campus, involve full-time responsibilities, and are usually paid. 

Evaluation 

Due to the professional nature of the counseling psychology program, students' performance in 
courses, practica, and graduate assistantships is evaluated on a continuing basis. Progression from 
one major transition point (i.e., completion of a master's degree, qualifying examinations, 
permission to apply to internships, comprehensive examinations, etc.) to the next requires an 
endorsement by a majority of the core faculty. 

Ph.D. in Psychology 

The Department offers the Ph.D. in psychology in four emphasis areas: clinical, general- 
experimental, school, and industrial/organizational psychology. These doctoral emphasis areas are 
designed to ensure that students receive strong preparation in the research and theoretical literature 
of psychology as an experimental behavioral science. Further, as part of a publicly supported 
institution of higher education, departmental resources for training, research, and service functions 
are directed toward the indentification and solution of behavioral problems within the public sector. 

Students are admitted to one of these programs after completing a master's degree in 
psychology as described in the section on master's degrees. Students who apply to a doctoral 
program and have not completed such a master's degree must do so at USM en route toward their 
doctorate. Applicants are judged on the basis of prior academic record, GRE scores, letters of 
recommendation, and evidence of creative scholarship. For regular admission, a student must (1) 
have a B average or better on the most recent 60 semester hours of academic work, (2) have a 
minimum score (quantitative + verbal) of 1,000 on the aptitude section of the Graduate Record 
Examinations (GRE), and (3) have completed appropriate undergraduate foundation courses in 
psychology (e.g., statistics, experimental, and history and systems). A student may be invited to 
come to campus for a personal interview as part of the application process. Because the department 
receives applications from a larger number of qualified applicants than it can enroll, the credentials 
of entering students typically exceed these minimum standards. Prospective students should specify 
their intended emphasis area at time of application. Brochures describing each of these are available 
from the department. New students are normally admitted only in September. Applications received 
by March 1 will receive a full review. Applications received after that date will be considered if 
openings are still available. All students interested in applying for admission to the program are 
encouraged to contact the department prior to submitting their applications. 



Psychology / 85 

Common Requirements for the Ph.D. in Psychology 

Hours 

Departmental Courses: 

PSY 898 (12 hours) 12 

Foreign Language Requirement: One Foreign Language and proficiency in Statistics are required for the doctoral 

degree. Specific proficiency requirements are described in the General Academic Requirements section of the 

Bulletin. 

Doctoral qualifying and comprehensive examinations. Examination requirements are described in the General 

Academic Requirements section of the Bulletin. 

Requirements for an Emphasis in General Experimental Psychology 

In addition to the requirements listed under Common Requirements for the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree, the student must take the following: 

Hours 

Departmental Courses: 

PSY 701 (1 hour), 702; 721, 722, or 725 (3 hours); 

728 (9 hours); 750; 761; and 764 25 

Electives: 

All electives must be approved by the student's major adviser 

and emphasis area director 21 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Clinical Psychology 

In addition to the requirements listed under Common Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, the 
student must take the following: 

Hours 
Departmental Courses: 
PSY 518, 616, 640, 641; 721, 722, or 725; 734, 735 (9 hours), 

736, 737, 740, 741, 750, 780, 782 (minimum of 9 hours), 

784, 794 (9 hours), 881 (12 hours) 76 

Electives: 

All electives must be approved by the student's major adviser 

and emphasis area director 12 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

In addition to the requirements listed under Common Requirements for the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree, the student must take the following: 

Hours 

Departmental Courses: 
PSY 551, 614 or 768, 615 (4 hours), 691 (4 hours); 721, 722, or 725; 750, 
751, 752, 753, 754, 755 (9 hours), 761, 764, 765, 766, 767, 768 59 

Minor: 

Students in the I/O emphasis area must complete a 12-hour minor in Management with courses 
selected from 

MGT 620, 630, 640, 645, 669 12 hrs. 

Other minors can be arranged with approval of the Director of Training for the I/O program. 

Electives: 

All electives must be approved by the student's major adviser 

and emphasis area director 6 

Requirements for an Emphasis in School Psychology 

In addition to the requirements listed under Common Requirements for the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree, the student must take the following: 

Hours 
Departmental Courses: 
PSY 614, 642, 643 (9 hours), 670, 671 (6 hours), 693 (2 hours); 
72 1 , 722 or 725 ; 750, 771(12 hours), 

772 (12 hours), 777, 793 (4 hours), 880 (8 hours) 63 

Electives 3 

All electives must be approved by the student's major advisor and emphasis area director. The selection of an 
internship must conform to NASP and CDSPP standards. 

Note: Students completing the doctoral degree program with an emphasis in School Psychology will be eligible 
to apply for Mississippi AAAA School Psychologist certification. Each student, in consultation with the 
major professor, should identify any additional requirements necessary for certification in the state in 
which the student plans to work. 



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DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION 

James A. Siders, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5 115 

(601)266-5236 

The Department of Special Education offers graduate programs leading to the master's (M.Ed.), 
specialist's (Ed.S.), and the doctoral (Ed.D., Ph.D.) degrees. Non-majors and experienced teachers 
may take work leading toward certification, enrichment, or competency in areas of interest. 

MASTER'S PROGRAM 

The master's degree program offers several options to the student. This program is open to non- 
special education majors who possess certification in another area of education. The candidate may 
specialize in a specific area or may elect to combine general special education areas. In general, 
each program will include six (6) semester hours in Educational Research and Foundations (REF 
601, 607), cognate hours, area course requirements, and elective hours to total a minimum of thirty 
(30) semester hours. A thirty-six (36) hour minimum is required of teachers not certified in special 
education and desiring certification in mild-moderate disabilities. Certification in severe/profound 
disabilities is also available. Certification resulting from the master's degree is the responsibility of 
the student obtaining the degree. Clarification of certification outcomes should be confirmed prior 
to beginning the program. 

Hours 

Mental Retardation— SPE 640, 641, 643, 644, 645, 709, 770 21 

Specific Learning Disabilities— SPE 630, 631, 632, 634, 709, 770 18 

Emotionally Disturbed— SPE 650, 651, 652, 654, 709, 770 18 

Gifted— SPE 560, 661, 662, 663, 664, 709, 770 21 

SPECIALIST'S PROGRAM 

The specialist's degree is granted upon completion of a specifically planned program of study 
leading to competency in an area of Special Education. The purpose of this program is to train 
highly qualified personnel in the education of exceptional children and adults. The program consists 
of a minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours in a planned sequence to include the major area, 
cognates, research, and practicum. A field study (SPE 794) or thesis (SPE 798) is required. 

DOCTORAL PROGRAM 

The doctoral program is comprehensive and places emphasis on teacher education, 
administration, research, and community services. (An internship is required in at least one of the 
above.) The candidate is expected to develop competency in each of the above areas; and the 
program will be based upon these as well as experience, background, and information gathered from 
written and oral qualifying examinations. 
Required courses include: 

Teacher Education SPE 801, 803, 880 

Administration SPE 770, 772 

Research SPE 701, 791 

Community Service SPE 792, 802 

In addition, each candidate will be expected to include a minimum of six (6) semester hours 
with a department outside of Special Education. Twelve (12) hours of academic credit are given for 
the dissertation (SPE 898). 

Admission 

All graduate degree candidates must conform to the entrance and academic requirements listed 
in this Bulletin as indicated by the School. In addition to the general requirements for admission to 
the Graduate School, to be admitted on a regular basis to the department, the candidate must earn a 
minimum score on the combined aptitude section of the GRE of 900 (quantitative plus verbal) for 
the master's and specialist's, and 1000 (quantitative plus verbal) for the doctoral degree. NTE 
common and area test scores totaling 1 125 may be substituted for the GRE at the master's level; 
1 175 at the specialist's level. The new NTE Core Battery scores totaling 1965 may be used at the 
master's; 1975 at the specialist's. Miller Analogies Test scores of 39 may be used at the master's 
level; 44 at the specialist's level. A GPA of 3.0 is required. A minimum of two years of 
professionally appropriate experience is also required for admission to the specialist's and doctoral 



Special Education / 87 

programs. Conditional admission may be considered for applicants whose grades or GREs are 
marginal, but other evidence indicates a high probability of success in graduate school. In such 
cases, grades in selected courses, previous experience, letters of recommendation, and personal 
interviews may be more heavily weighted. 

Certification and teacher education degree programs are similar but not identical. Graduate 
students will be responsible for determining the resulting certification from a degree program. 
Students are strongly encouraged to confirm certification resulting from a given program at the 
admissions stage. 



COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
SCIENCES 

Graduate Degrees 
1994-1995 



Department 



Major 



Degree 



Master's Level 

School of Home Economics 

Family and Consumer Studies 
Family and Consumer 

Studies Emphasis 
Marriage and Family 
Therapy Emphasis 
Human Nutrition 
Institution Management 
School of Human Performance 
and Recreation 

Human Performance 
Coaching and Sport 

Administration Emphasis 
Exercise Science Emphasis 
Physical Education Emphasis 
Recreation 



School of Nursing 



Master of Science 



Master of Science 
Master of Science 



Master of Science 



Master of Science 



Nursing 

Adult Nursing 
Community Health Nursing 
Nursing Service Administration 
Psychiatric Nursing 
Family Nurse Practitioner 



Master of Science in Nursing 



School of Social Work 

Social Work 
Center for Community Health 

Public Health 

Health Education Emphasis 
Health Policy and Administration 
Emphasis 
Occupational and Environmental Health 
Emphasis 



Master of Social Work 



Master of Public Health 



Doctoral Level 



School of Human Performance 
and Recreation 



Human Performance 
Administration and 
Teaching Emphasis 
Human Performance 

Exercise Physiology Emphasis 



Doctor of Education 
Doctor of Philosophy 

Doctor of Philosophy 



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COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
SCIENCES 

Allison A. Yates, Dean 

J. Allen Ellard, Assistant Dean 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0075 

(601)266-5253 

The College of Health and Human Sciences currently offers graduate degree programs at the 
Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Social Work, 
Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy levels. Succinct descriptions of the degree programs 
within the School of Home Economics, the School of Human Performance and Recreation, the 
School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, and the Center for Community Health can be 
examined in the respective sections. The graduate programs are oriented toward meeting career 
objectives in the professional and educational markets and promoting advanced study in areas of 
interest to the students. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION 

Admission to the Graduate School for study in the College of Health and Human Sciences 
requires a minimum grade point average of 2.75 at the undergraduate level and a GRE score of at 
least 850 for master's level and 1000 for doctoral study, plus additional criteria in certain schools 
(see general admission requirements of the individual schools). Exceptions to these requirements 
must be approved by the major adviser, director of the School, the Dean of the College, and the 
Graduate School Dean. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION 

In the College of Health and Human Sciences, the minimum requirements for the Master's and 
Doctoral degrees are determined by the individual graduate programs within the five units. 
Programs offer both the thesis and non-thesis option, with the doctoral programs mandating a 
dissertation. All general Graduate School requirements outlined earlier in this Bulletin must be 
satisfied for students to progress successfully toward degrees. Regardless of degree level pursued, 
the student is responsible for following all graduate regulations. The student's major professor will 
assist, but the student is expected to know what is required and to take full responsibility. 
Comprehensive exams (both oral and written) may be required in lieu of, or in addition to, 
completion of the thesis or dissertation. Consult the specific degree programs for their requirements. 

SCHOOL OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE 
AND RECREATION 

Sandra K. Gangstead, Director 

James W. Larson, Graduate Coordinator 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5142 

(601)266-5386 

The School of Human Performance and Recreation offers the Master of Science, the Doctor of 
Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Program development is oriented toward supply 
and demand in the professional job market; flexibility of program requirements allows for academic 
fulfillment of individual career interests. 

Admission to programs leading to the Master of Science degree requires an acceptable score on 
the Graduate Record Examinations, (850 combined verbal and quantitative scores) a GPA of 2.75 
or higher at the baccalaureate level, and a minimum of an undergraduate minor (or its equivalent) in 
an appropriate* field of study. The Master of Science degrees require a minimum of 36 semester 
hours beyond the bachelor's degree. 

The Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees require a minimum of sixty (60) 
semester hours beyond the master's degree, including the dissertation. Consideration for admission 
will be based upon the following criteria: 

A. Acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examinations (1000 combined verbal and 
quantitative scores) 
*Specific competencies for admission are determined by each program area. 



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B. Previous academic achievement (GPA of 3.5 or above on all previous graduate work) 

C. Professional achievements 

D. Previous academic work at either the undergraduate or graduate level in an appropriate field 
of study. 

E. A personal interview before a representative committee of the School of Human 
Performance and Recreation graduate faculty. 

Prior to completion of the 15th semester hour in the HPR graduate program (master's or 
doctoral), the student must request approval of an advisory committee through the Director's office. 
Upon approval of committee membership by the Graduate Dean, the student must submit a 
proposed plan of study for advisory committee approval. This plan should include all degree 
requirements and specification of planned electives and options within the degree program. The 
approved plan should be forwarded to the director's office prior to the student's enrollment in 
his/her 16th graduate hour. 

Written and oral examinations are required of all graduate students in the master's and doctoral 
programs. Requests to take the comprehensive examination must be made in writing the semester 
prior to administration of the examination. The request should be sent to the Director, School of 
Human Performance and Recreation, and the following typed information is to be included: 

A. Your name as it appears on official school records 

B. Your Social Security number 

C. Your major and emphasis area 

D. Your address and telephone number (during semester in which examination will be taken) 

The student's advisory committee shall be responsible for administration and evaluation of the 
comprehensive examination. The chair of the advisory committee shall be responsible for reporting 
the results of the examination to the Director. 

A student's thesis or dissertation committee may be comprised of members of his/her advisory 
committee. It is expected that at least two HPR graduate faculty members will be included on the 
student's thesis/dissertation committee. An eligible HPR graduate faculty member must serve as 
chair of the thesis/dissertation committee. The student may request eligible members outside of the 
School to serve on the committee. All committee membership (advisory or thesis/dissertation) must 
be approved by the Graduate Dean. All committee membership requests are submitted to the 
Graduate Dean upon the approval of the Director of the School. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMS 
HUMAN PERFORMANCE 

Course requirements for the Master of Science degree in Human Performance include a 
minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate work plus any undergraduate courses 
deemed necessary to correct deficiencies in the student's background. This degree program is 
designed to prepare professionals for leadership roles as teachers, coaches, sports administrators, 
program supervisors, or exercise specialists. This degree program prepares students for advanced 
graduate work or careers in the following emphasis areas: (1) coaching and sport administration, (2) 
exercise science, and (3) physical education. 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Coaching and Sport Administration 

The Coaching and Sport Administration emphasis is designed to prepare students for a career in 
school or college athletic administration and/or coaching. The program also serves to prepare the 
student for job opportunities within the sport business industry including: facility /arena 
management, resort camp and club management, sporting goods corporations, professional team 
management and governing agencies of sport. Through careful selection of courses, the student may 
also gain foundational movement science background in coaching education and performance 
enhancement (strength and conditioning). 

The program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach by including course study in the areas of 
Business Administration, Journalism, Communication, and selected courses in Human Performance. 



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Required Courses (36 hour minimum) 

Hours 

HPR 605: Policy and Governance in Sport 3 

HPR 670: Administration of Athletes and Sport 3 

HPR 677: Sport Law 3 

HPR 696: Practicum or HPR 698 Thesis 6 

Select one course from REF 602, CHS 540, HPR 71 1, CSS 515, or PSY 660 3 

HPR 680: Research Techniques 3 

Electives from the following courses, depending on emphasis (15 hour minimum): 

HPR 509: Psych. & Soc. Aspects of Motor Performance 3 

HPR 534: Facility Design and Maintenance 3 

HPR 570: Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs 3 

HPR 676: Athletic Seminar 3 

HPR 679: Care & Treatment of Athletic Injuries 3 

HPR 705: Motor Learning 3 

HPR 833: Nutrition and Human Performance 3 

ACC 511: Financial Accounting 3 

MGT500: Management Theory 3 

MGT610: Organizational Management 3 

MGT 620: Organizational Behavior and Practice 3 

MKT 550: Marketing Foundations 3 

MKT 595: International Marketing 3 

ACC 560: Managerial Accounting 3 

ECO 520: Managerial Economics 3 

FIN 570: Managerial Finance 3 

MIS 580: Management Information Systems 3 

JOU521: Public Relations 3 

JOU 525: Business & Professional Publications 3 

RTF 516: Telecommunication & Media Management 3 

MC 607: Mass Comm. Theory OR RTF 507 Theories of Mass Comm 3 

SCM 530: Communication and Small Group Decision-Making 3 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Exercise Science 

Students wishing to select the Exercise Science emphasis must have completed a baccalaureate 
degree in Exercise Science (or a related field) including undergraduate work with at least six hours 
of chemistry or biochemistry, and other work in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and nutrition. 
This emphasis is specifically designed to prepare students as exercise/fitness and/or cardiac 
rehabilitation specialists in clinical, corporate, and recreational settings. 

Required Courses (40 hour minimum) 

Hours 

HPR 601: Exercise Physiology 3 

HPR 602: Theory and Practice of Graded Exercise Testing 3 

HPR 593: Exercise Specialist 3 

HPR 703: Advanced Kinesiology 3 

HPR 706: Cardiovascular Physiology 3 

HPR 708: Pediatric Exercise Physiology 3 

HPR 730: Cardiac Rehabilitation 3 

HPR 780: Graduate Seminar 1 

HPR 834: Biomechanical Analysis of Sports Skills 3 

Select one course from REF 602. CHS 540, HPR 71 1, CSS 515, or PSY 660 3 

HPR 680: Research Techniques 3 

Thesis Option: 

HPR 698: Thesis 6 

Select one course from REF 601, REF 761, or CHS 623 3 

Non-Thesis Option: 

HPR 796: Practicum 6 

Approved Electives 6 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Physical Education 

Students wishing to pursue careers in the instruction of movement and fitness activities in 
school and non-school settings should pursue this emphasis within the degree program. Students 
seeking Mississippi AA Teacher Certification must presently have an A Standard Teacher 
Certificate in Physical Education and must select this emphasis within the Human Performance 



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degree. An undergraduate degree in Physical Education from an NCATE accredited institution is 
required in the AA certification program. A baccalaureate degree in teaching is not necessarily 
required for admission into this area of the M.S. degree program, but a related field is highly 
recommended. 

Required Courses (36 hour minimum) 

' Hours 

HPR 677: Sport Law or EDA 710: School Law 3 

HPR705: Motor Learning 3 

HPR 720: Admin, of Human Performance Programs 3 

HPR 723: Adv. Methods of Teaching Physical Education 3 

HPR 742: Program Design in Human Performance or 

*REF 607: Basic Course in Curriculum Development 3 

HPR 744: Foundation & Trends in Human Performance & Recreation 3 

HPR 745: Analysis of Teaching & Supervision in PE 3 

Select one course from either HPR 501, 504, 509, or 534 3 

Select one course from REP 602, HPR 711, CHS 540, CSS 515, or PSY 660 3 

HPR 680: Research Techniques or 

*REF 601: Research Introduction and Methodology 3 

The student must choose from either the thesis or non-thesis option listed below: 

Thesis Option: 

HPR 698: Thesis : .6 

Non-Thesis Option: 

HPR 796: Practicum (3-6 hrs.) or Adviser Approved Electives (3-6 hrs.) 6 

*Courses must be taken in order to receive recommendation for Mississippi AA Teacher Certification in Physical 
Education. 

RECREATION 

All students pursuing a Master's of Science in Recreation must fulfill the following program 
requirements as part of their degree program. The program is designed to provide students with 
additional academic preparation for work in the administration of municipal, therapeutic, or 
commercial programs. Depending on the applicant's undergraduate preparation, the student may be 
required to take prerequisite courses in addition to the requirements of the graduate degree program. 

Requirements (36 hour minimum) 

Hours 

HPR 694: Field Problems 1 

HPR 744: Foundations and Trends in Human Performance & Recreation 3 

HPR 712: Philosophical Foundations of Recreation 3 

HPR 713: Special Field Studies in Recreation 3 

*Approved Electives 14 

Select one course from REF 602, HPR 711, CHS 540, CSS 515, or PSY 660 3 

HPR 680: Research Techniques 3 

Students must select one of the following options: 

Thesis Option: 

HPR 698: Thesis 6 

Internship Option: 

HPR 696: Practicum and completion of a professional paper 6 

Course work Option: 

Approved Electives 6 

*Electives are to be designed for further specialization in community and municipal recreation, resource 
management, therapeutic recreation, or commercial recreation. 



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DOCTORAL PROGRAM 

HUMAN PERFORMANCE 

The Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees offered through the School of 
Human Performance and Recreation are in Human Performance. The Doctor of Philosophy degree 
program includes emphases in Administration and Teaching and Exercise Physiology. The Doctor 
of Education degree program is designed to include the Administration and Teaching emphasis 
only. 

In addition to the general admission and academic regulations and requirements of the 
University, doctoral requirements are: 

1. Upon the acceptance of the dissertation by the candidate's committee and at least four weeks 
prior to graduation, a final oral examination in defense of the candidate's dissertation will be 
administered by the student's dissertation committee. 

2. Programs of study, including all course decisions, research topics, and additional 
requirements specified by the University for proficiency in statistics, computer science 
and/or foreign language must be approved by each student's advisory committee. 

3. The foreign language and statistics requirements for the doctoral degree may be fulfilled in 
several ways: 

a. The Doctor of Education does not require foreign language proficiency. However, the 
student must establish proficiency in statistics or computer science either by examination 
or by completing a prescribed course sequence, the credit hours for which do not apply 
toward a degree. 

b. The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires either (a) proficiency in two languages, (b) 
proficiency in one language and in statistics or computer science depending on emphasis 
chosen or (c) proficiency in one language and the completion of a nine-hour minor, the 
hours for which do not apply toward the degree. Students preparing for advanced teacher 
certification or who plan to seek careers in teacher preparation must complete the doctoral 
statistics proficiency requirements. 

4. Students who select the Exercise Physiology Emphasis must demonstrate successful 
completion of undergraduate or graduate work in the following areas: anatomy, physiology, 
kinesiology, biochemistry, and nutrition. Graduate level work comparable to that listed 
under the M.S. in Human Performance/Exercise Science emphasis in the Graduate Bulletin, 
or a graduate degree from a related discipline is required for full admission into this area 
within the doctoral program. 

Statistics requirements may be met by choosing nine hours of the following or by approval of 
the student's advisory committee. 

Hours 

REF602: Introduction to Educational Statistics 3 

PSY 761: Experimental Design 3 

PSY 764: Factor Analysis 3 

REF761: Experimental Design 3 

REF 762: Advanced Regression Analysis 3 

REF 893: Advanced Educational Research 3 

Core Requirements for Doctoral Degree 

Hours 

HPR 701: Advanced Exercise Physiology 1 3 

HPR 701L: Advanced Exercise Physiology I Lab 2 

HPR 720: Administration of Human Performance Programs 3 



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Requirements for an Emphasis in Administration and Teaching 

Hours 

EDS 620: Supervision and Instruction 3 

EDA 710: School Law 3 

HPR 680: Research Techniques .....3 

HPR 742: Program Design in Human Performance 3 

HPR 744: Foundations and Trends in Human Performance & Recreation 3 

HPR 745: Analysis of Teaching and Supervision in Physical Education 3 

HPR 780: Graduate Seminar 1 

HPR 796: Practicum 2-6 

HPR 821: Advanced Administration of Human Performance Programs 3 

HPR 840: Readings 3 

HPR 845: Research on Teaching Physical Education 3 

HPR 898: Dissertation , 12 

Approved Electives 10-15 

Minimum: 60 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Exercise Physiology 

Hours 

HPR 703: Advanced Kinesiology 3 

HPR 706: Cardiovascular Physiology 3 

HPR 730: Cardiac Rehabilitation 3 

HPR 780: Graduate Seminar 1 

HPR 801: Physiology of Aging 3 

HPR 805: Advanced Exercise Physiology II 3 

HPR 805L: Advanced Exercise Physiology II Laboratory 3 

HPR 808: Electrocardiography 3 

HPR 831: Gross Anatomy 3 

HPR 831L: Gross Anatomy Laboratory 2 

HPR 833: Nutrition and Human Performance 3 

HPR 834: Advanced Biomechanics 3 

HPR 898: Dissertation 12 

Minor Field of Study 12 

Chemistry (6-7 hours) 

Biochemistry 

CHE 521: Biochemistry 1 3 

CHE 522: Biochemistry II 3 

or 

Clinical Chemistry 

MTC 504: Advanced Clinical Chemistry I 3 

MTC 509: Advanced Clinical Chemistry II 4 

Minimum: 63 

SCHOOL OF HOME ECONOMICS 

Anita M. Stamper, Director 

William A. Forsythe, Assistant Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5035 

(601) 266-4679 

The School of Home Economics offers the Master of Science degree for majors in Family and 
Consumer Studies, Human Nutrition, and Institution Management. These graduate programs are 
oriented toward meeting career objectives in the areas administered by the School and in meeting 
the interests and personal goals of the student. All majors offer flexibility in areas so that students 
can meet specific career goals or specialize in areas of interest to them. 

Requirements for Admission 

Regular admission to the Graduate School for study in the School of Home Economics requires 
a grade point average of 2.75 and a GRE score of at least 850 (see General Admission 
Requirements). In a limited number of cases, conditional admission may be granted to applicants 
who do not meet one of the minimum requirements. In addition to the Graduate School criteria for 
regular admission, graduate work in the major and minor fields of specialization must be preceded 
by course work sufficient to satisfy undergraduate requirements or enough related work to indicate 



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the student's ability to do graduate work in the major and minor fields. Deficiencies in the student's 
background may be made up by taking and/or auditing recommended undergraduate courses. 

Requirements for Graduation 

In the School of Home Economics, the minimum requirement for a master's degree is thirty (30) 
semester hours. Most majors offer thesis and non-thesis options; the requirements for these differ. 
Comprehensive exams (both oral and written) may be required in lieu of, or in addition to, 
completion of a thesis. Consult the specific degree programs for their requirements. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMS 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 

Students earning the Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Studies may select from 
two emphasis areas. Family and Consumer Studies and Marriage and Family Therapy. The Family 
and Consumer Studies emphasis allows students, through flexibility in course selection, to 
specialize in child development, family relations, family economics and management, or home 
economics education. Graduates specializing in family economics and management qualify for 
consumer-related positions in business, industry, and government, including financial institutions, 
retailers, marketing companies, utility companies, manufacturers, publishers, the Cooperative 
Extension Service, and similar agencies. Course work for this specialization includes study of the 
socioeconomic problems of families, consumer economics, and financial problems of individuals 
and families. 

Students may continue their development in the teaching profession by specializing in Home 
Economics Education courses. For those seeking certification in Occupational Home Economics, 
HEE 612 (6 hours) and HEE 509 are required. HEE 612 may not be used to fulfill master's degree 
requirements. Home Economics Education courses focus on program planning, implementation, 
and evaluation utilizing subject matter areas of consumer economics, curriculum development, 
family life education, supervision, evaluation, methods and materials, and information technology. 
These course selections provide professional growth and development primarily for persons 
employed in the public schools or junior colleges or with the Cooperative Extension Service. 

Course selections concentrating in the areas of Family Relations provide a foundation in family 
systems theory and family life cycle development theory. Specific areas of study include 
interactions among individuals, groups and societal forces and their impact on personal relationships 
within the context of the family; family enrichment; family life education; prevention of dysfunction 
in the family. Graduates prepare for careers in a variety of settings such as juvenile courts, welfare 
programs, elderly day care programs, family abuse shelters, community colleges, and the 
Cooperative Extension Service. 

Child Development courses focus on the developmental stages of the child and the family; and 
the impact of social organizations such as group child care and/or preschool on child and family life. 
Graduates are prepared for employment as child care center teachers or administrators, child 
development specialists with the Cooperative Extension Service, teachers of child development and 
family relations in community colleges, and child life specialists with hospitals or clinics. 

The emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on 
Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for 
Marriage and Family Therapy. The two-year program of study combines academic coursework with 
supervised clinical experiences involving couples, individuals, and families. The program is 
designed to focus on the integration of theory, research, and clinical practice throughout family life 
span development. The contextual and ecological aspects of systemic family treatment are 
emphasized. The program consists of ( I ) the conceptual study of family dynamics, family systems 
and subsystems, communication processes, and developmental family life cycle changes; (2) the 
application of diagnosis/assessment and treatment process utilizing the specific techniques 
associated with the major models of system change; (3) the study of human development in the 
context of the interface of interpersonal and intrapersonal issues, intimacy and gender issues, and 
ethnic minority issues; (4) instruction related to professional socialization, legal and ethical 
considerations; (5) the application of research methodology and data analysis to the field of 
marriage and family therapy; and (6) supervised clinical practice which consists of a minimum of 
500 face-to-face contact hours with clients (conducted over a period of one calendar year). Due to 
the professional nature of the Marriage Family Therapy program, student performance is evaluated 
at the following major transition points: (1) entry into the clinical component of the program, (2) 
advancement from each Practicum Level, I-V, (3) and at program completion. Movement through 



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each transition point requires an endorsement by a majority of the Marriage and Family Therapy 
faculty. Graduates of the program are prepared to fill family therapy leadership roles in both public 
and private agencies, hospitals, and industry. 

In addition to requirements for admission to the School, the MFT Program requires a personal 
interview with the Program Director and the Director of Training and emotional stability and 
maturity as evidenced through at least three letters of recommendation from previous professors or 
employers. 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Family and Consumer Studies 

(30 hours non-thesis option, 33 hours thesis option) 

All students will take the common core of courses listed and select a set of courses according to 
their career choice. 
Core for all students in degree program Hours 

CD 652 Current Trends and Theories in Child Development 3 

FAM 650 Advanced Family Systems Theory 3 

FAM 645 Financial Problems of Families 3 

HEE501 Family Life Education 3 

REF 601 Research: Its Introduction and Methodology 3 

Is 
Select one of the following areas: 
Child Development Area *(select 15-18 hours from listing below) 

CD 550 Administration of Programs for Young Children or 

CD 655 Practicum in Child Care Administration 3 

CD 552 Child Development Methods and Materials 3 

CD 650 Advanced Child Development 3 

CD 698 (thesis) or selected electives (non-thesis) 3-6 

FAM 651 Parents and Children: Problem Resolution 3 

Other courses from related fields, as approved by graduate committee 
*Minimum of 12 hours must have CD prefix. 

The Child and Family Studies area cooperates with the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) to 
offer a concentration area in Developmental Disabilities. Students may earn a certificate of 
concentration in Developmental Disabilities by completing 9 semester hours of coursework and a 
practicum in this area. Some or all of these credit hours may be in addition to the requirements 
noted above, but some overlap may be possible. Students working with their graduate committee 
develop the exact program of work for the degree plan. Recommended courses for the 
concentration are: 

CD 598 or FAM 596 Families of the Developmentally Disabled 

CD or FAM 688 Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities 

CD or FAM 597 Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services 

CD or FAM 678 Assessment and Intervention with Handicapped Children Birth to Five 

Family Studies Area **(select 15-18 hours from listing below) 

FAM 551 Marriage Adjustment: Communication and Conflict 3 

FAM 651 Parents and Children: Problem Resolution 3 

FAM 653 Aging and the Family 3 

FAM 690 Practicum in Family and Consumer Studies 3 

FAM698 (thesis) or selected electives (non-thesis) 3-6 

Other courses from related fields, as approved by graduate committee 
**Minimum of 12 hours must have FAM or CD prefix 

Family Economics and Management Area 

FAM 690 Practicum in Family and Consumer Studies 3-6 

Other FAM prefixes relating to Economics and Management 6-9 

FAM 698 (thesis) or other HEE prefixes (non-thesis) 3-6 

Home Economics Area 

REF 607 Basic Course in Curriculum Development 3 

HEE 607 Curriculum Problems in Home Economics 3 

HEE 698 (thesis) or other HEE prefixes (non-thesis) 6-9 



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Requirements for an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy 

(60 hour Minimum) 

Hours 

FAM 550 -Sexuality in the Family 3 

FAM 551 -Marriage Adjustment: Communication and Conflict 3 

FAM 650 -Advanced Family Systems Theory 3 

FAM 651 -Parents and Childrens: Problem Resolution 3 

FAM 653 -Aging and the Family 3 

FAM 655 -Marriage and Family Systems Intervention 1 3 

FAM 656 -Marriage and Family Systems Intervention II 3 

FAM 659 -Professional Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy 3 

FAM 660 -Assessment in Marriage and Family Therapy 3 

FAM 691 -Research in Family and Consumer Studies 3 

FAM 790 -Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy (5 semesters min.) 24 

CD 650 -Advanced Child Development 3 

Electives 3 

Requirements for a Minor in Interdisciplinary Gerontology 

A student who has been admitted to Graduate School may earn a minor in Interdisciplinary 
Gerontology by completing a minimum of twelve (12) hours of graduate level courses which have 
been approved by a gerontology adviser. A practicum in aging is strongly recommended. The 
courses for the minor may be selected from the following: 
*FAM 553 The Family in Later Life 
*FAM 653 Aging and the Family 
*FAM 654 Special Topics in Gerontology 
FAM 690 Practicum 
PSY 556 Psychology of Aging and Death 

HPR 552 Gerontology and Therapeutic Recreation 
HPR 80 1 Psychology of Aging 

SOC 524 Sociology of Aging 

ADE 580 Applied Educational Gerontology 
ADE 750 Education and the Older Adult 

SWK 675 Social Work Practice with Persons in Mid and Late Life 
NSG 606 Death and Bereavement 
*Required course 



HUMAN NUTRITION 

The Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition offers graduates opportunities to pursue 
careers in basic nutrition science, clinical nutrition or community nutrition. The required course 
work is designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of basic nutrition, 
contemporary nutrition issues and research design. Depending on the student's background and 
interests, appropriate courses in biochemistry, physiology, community health, exercise sciences and 
psychology, as well as additional courses in clinical or community nutrition, can supplement the 
required coursework. Students have the opportunity to develop research interests in human, 
experimental or community nutrition with qualified faculty in each area. Students with appropriate 
prerequisites may complete the Coordinated Program in Dietetics to become eligible for active 
membership in The American Dietetic Association and to write the registration exam for Registered 
Dietitian (R.D.) status. 

Requirements for the Master of Science 
in Human Nutrition 

Thesis (36 hrs) Non-Thesis (36 hrs) 

CHS 540, 623 6 CHS 540, 623 6 

FN 560 3 FN 560 3 

FN 693 2 FN 693 2 

FN 664 3 FN 664 3 

FN 630 2 FN 630 2 

FN 631 2 FN 631 2 

FN 641 or FN 662 3 FN 641 or FN 662 3 

FN 698 6 FN 692 3 

Electives 9 Electives 12 



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INSTITUTION MANAGEMENT 

The graduate program in Institution Management is designed for individuals interested in 
additional course work in food service management, administrative dietetics, hotel management, 
school food service, restaurant management, or tourism. Students complete the core courses and a 
thesis or a minor in nutrition, business administration, recreation, or an approved area, and elect 
courses in their area of specialization with the adviser's approval. 

Students with appropriate prerequisites may complete the Coordinated Program in Dietetics to 
become eligible to write the registration examination given by the American Dietetic Association 
upon graduation. 

Those selecting the thesis option have the opportunity to work with qualified graduate faculty in 
research areas in food service, hotel and restaurant, and hospitality management. 

Requirements for the Master of Science in Institution Management 

Thesis Program Requirements: (33 hours) Non-Thesis Program Requirements: (36 hours) 

REF 60 1 , 602 (6 hours) REF 60 1 (3 hours) 

FSM 674 (3 hours) FSM 674, 675, 676 (9 hours) 

FSM 693 or HRT 693 (3 hours) FSM 693 or HRT 693 (3 hours) 

FSM 698 (6 hours) Minor (12 hours) 

Other related courses (15 hours) Other related courses (9 hours) 



SCHOOL OF NURSING 

Anna M. Brock, Director 

Paul N. Gospodarski, Assistant Director, 

Graduate Program 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5095 

(601) 266-5639 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE PROGRAM 

The School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with 
specialization in Community Health Nursing, Nursing Service Administration, Psychiatric Nursing, 
Family Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Health. 

The purposes of the master's program in nursing are to provide advanced study in nursing 
practice and role development and to provide a foundation for doctoral study. 
Admission Requirements 

In addition to meeting the University of Southern Mississippi requirements for admission to 
graduate study, the master's program applicant must have: 

1 . Graduated from a National League for Nursing accredited baccalaureate program. 

2. A 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in undergraduate Nursing courses. 

3. Completed an introductory course in statistics. 

4. Physical assessment skills (Community Health Nursing Requirement). 

5. A minimum composite score of 850 in the verbal and analytical sections of the Graduate 
Record Examinations (GRE). The applicant must have acceptable scores in each section. 

6. Registered nursing license. 

Exceptions to the above criteria must be approved by the major adviser, the Director of the 
School of Nursing, the Dean of the College, and the Dean of the Graduate School. 
Academic Progression 

A student must obtain 1 ) a minimum grade of B in each nursing course; 2) a minimum grade of 
C in each non-nursing course; and 3) an overall 3.0 GPA. If the grade point average falls below 3.0, 
the student is placed on conditional status by the School. Failure to attain a 3.0 cumulative grade 
point average within the next 9 hours of study will result in denied progression in graduate nursing 
courses. 



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Students in clinical agencies must adhere to agency guidelines and maintain professional 
liability insurance. 
Curriculum: 

Forty-two (42) credit hours are required to complete the program: 15 hours in the core, 27 hours 
in the area of emphasis inclusive of clinical courses, guided electives, and support courses. 
Additionally, the Family Nurse Practitioner major requires 48 semester hours to complete the 
degree requirements. 

Depending upon enrollment and resources, all nursing emphases may not be available at the 
Hattiesburg, Gulf Park, and Meridian Campuses. 
Emphasis Area: 

The following emphasis areas are available under the existing major: 
Community Health Nursing 

Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Community Health Administration 

Community Mental Health Nursing 

Community Health Nurse Educator 
Nursing Service Administration 

Nursing Administration Management Specialist 

Nursing Administration in Community Health Agencies 

Nursing Administration in Psychiatric Mental Health Agencies 

Nursing Administration in Adult Health Settings 
Psychiatric Nursing 

Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Psychiatric Nursing Administration 

Psychiatric Community Health Nursing 

Psychiatric Nurse Educator 
Family Nurse Practitioner 
Adult Health 

Core: Hours 

NSG 519 Computers in Nursing 3 

NSG 600 Issues in Nursing and Health Care 3 

NSG 601 Theory Development in Nursing 3 

NSG 603 Nursing Research 3 

NSG 698 Thesis or NSG 692 and Elective 6 

Is 

Clinical Focus: 

Clinical courses - 18-24 

Cognate courses - 6-9 

Electives- 3-9 

MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR GRADUATE OF DIPLOMA AND 
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAMS 

In keeping with its commitment to excellence and leadership in nursing, the School of Nursing 
offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree designed for nurses holding an Associate Degree or a 
Diploma in Nursing. Associate Degree and Diploma nurses may complete the degree requirements 
in three and one half years of full time study. Students may also elect to pursue the program of study 
on a part time basis. Students select a major in nursing on admission. 

Admission Requirements: 

1 . An Associate Degree/Diploma in Nursing from a program accredited by the National 
League for Nursing. 

2. Evidence of the fulfillment of legal requirements for the practice of nursing in Mississippi. 

3. One year of clinical experience. An overall GPA of 2.5 in courses required for admission. 

4. At least a C in each course applicable to the nursing curriculum (Natural science courses 
may be repeated only once). 

5. Proof of immunization against Hepatitis B Virus 

6. Current CPR Certification. 

7. Proof of recent health exam. 



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8. Completion of the GRE with a minimum composite score of 850 in the verbal and analytical 
sections. 

9. Admission to the Graduate School. 

Program Requirements 

The Generic Master of Science in Nursing degree requires a minimum of 94 undergraduate 
credit hours that includes 30 hours of credit for nursing Validation Exams. The student must also 
complete 23 hours of upper division nursing courses with a grade of C or better. All candidates for 
the degree must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of course work leading to the Master of 
Science in Nursing degree. Students declare their major at the time of admission to the program. 
Students seeking admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, must complete 48 semester 
hours of course work. Students must complete degree requirements including the undergraduate 
courses, the graduate core courses and the major and support courses. Students must also complete 
the research component of the degree. 

The generic program will lead to the MSN. The articulated program requires the student to 
complete the entire program of study in order to receive a degree. 

Applicants for this program must meet all requirements for graduate admission except the 
possession of BSN degree. 

Financial Assistance: 

Traineeships may be available from federal and state funding sources dependent on the area of 
study selected. Financial assistance also is available from the Financial Aid Office of the University. 
Funding resources are subject to change, and payback clauses may be part of the funding agreement. 

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK 

Earlie M. Washington, Acting Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5 1 14 

(601) 266-4163 

The School of Social Work offers two degrees: the B.S.W. degree, a program of preparation for 
beginning social work practice, offered at the undergraduate level, and the M.S.W., a graduate 
degree that prepares students for entry into advanced generalist social work practice. The M.S.W. is 
accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 

Social workers are thoroughly trained professionals who provide services to more people in 
Mississippi and across the United States than any other professional group. They serve in many 
places where people need help with their problems in living, including schools, correctional 
institutions, chemical dependency agencies and hospitals. They work with families, taking a 
compassionate approach to families in crisis, including family therapy as well as counseling 
battered spouses and abused children. They offer assistance in arranging for foster care for 
neglected or abused children or adoption services. 

Social workers in medical settings help patients and families cope with the emotional and 
financial burdens that often accompany illness, aging or death. They assist in arranging follow-up 
care after hospitalization and serve as a professional liaison between patients, their families and 
other health professionals. Social workers make valuable contributions to the mental health field, 
offering inpatient and outpatient therapy, as well as aiding families and patients in use of 
community resources. 

Many social workers find a satisfying career in military service. They offer emotional assistance 
to members of the armed forces, as well as their families in coming to terms with the unsettled 
nature of their lives. There is a growing demand for social workers in business and industry to 
operate employee assistance programs dealing with stress-related problems, interpersonal 
relationships, chemical misuse and other difficulties that can disrupt the productivity of the 
employee. 

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK 

First year students must begin their work in the fall semester. Students are not admitted any 
other time. Full-time first year students will have concurrent classroom courses and field instruction 
(internship) the first year. During the fall semester of the second year, students will be in classroom 
courses only. During the spring semester students will be in an advanced field placement four days 
each week. Fridays will be spent on campus during this semester. A minimum of sixty (60) credit 
hours is required for graduation. 



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Program on Part-time Basis 

The School, in keeping with admissions requirements, offers a part-time educational program 
designed primarily for employed practitioners in which the first two semesters of classroom 
instruction may be completed over an extended period of time (up to four years). First year field 
instruction for part-time students is arranged. The final thirty (30) hours of class and field 
instruction must be taken as full time students in residence (nine (9) hours is considered full- time 
residence). 

Credit by Examination 

It is possible for students who meet admission requirements and hold a B.S.W. from an 
accredited undergraduate social work program to receive credit for a maximum of twelve (12) hours 
of first year MSW courses through proving mastery of the material offered in those courses. 
Mastery of the material will be determined by both oral and written examinations. These 
examinations will be administered in the first two weeks of each semester, in time to allow students 
to drop and add courses without charge. 

Requisites for the M.S.W. Degree 

Students must have a 3.0 grade average in academic course work and a 3.0 grade average in 
field practicum. 

All required courses must be successfully completed. 

A minimum of sixty (60) credit hours is required for graduation in the M.S.W. program. 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants to the School of Social Work are selected and admitted without discrimination on the 
basis of age, sex, race, religion, color, lifestyles, or national origin. 

A. Students, full-time or part-time, are admitted on the basis of the following factors: a 
bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; a minimum undergraduate grade 
point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; a minimum combined score of 850 on the 
Graduate Record Examinations (verbal and quantitative sections); academic background; 
references; a written personal statement from the applicant; a written response to a case 
situation, and a report of a faculty member's interview with the student. All of these factors 
are evaluated by the Admissions Committee. It is the desire of the School to see each 
applicant prior to completion of the admission process. In most cases, an interview with the 
applicant by a faculty member is required to support the application process. The faculty 
member will then submit a report of the interview to the School's Admissions Committee. 

B. Students who wish credit by examination must meet the following additional requirements: 
hold an undergraduate social work degree from a CSWE accredited program with a GPA of 
3.0 , and pass appropriate examinations. 

The School adheres to the University policies with regard to admission of graduate students on a 
"conditional" basis. Students with conditional admission are not eligible to transfer credit by 
examination. The University regulations concerning "conditional admissions" for regular or part- 
time students are stated in this Bulletin under "Admissions Requirements and Procedures." 

All admission requirements must be completed by April 1, of the year prior to the fall 
semester the student plans to enroll. The Graduate Record Examination is given only at 
specified times during the year, and there is a delay of about six (6) weeks before the University 
receives the student's scores after the GRE is taken. Therefore, since GRE scores are required for 
admission, the applicant should allow sufficient time for the completion of an application. 

Student Advisement 

Each student admitted to the program will be assigned an adviser. The adviser will assist the 
student in planning a program of study toward the degree, approve the schedule each semester, 
provide counsel, and sign the application for degree. Advisement is an essential component of the 
MSW program. Its purpose is to provide counsel, guidance, and support to students in their efforts 
to achieve their educational goals. When requested or required, the adviser also helps students 
resolve personal problems that affect the attainment of their educational goals. For further 
information, contact; 

Coordinator of Admissions 



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The University of Southern Mississippi 

School of Social Work 

Box 5114 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5 114 

Telephone: (601) 266-4163. 

MODEL OF REGULAR PROGRAM 

Semester I Fall Hours 

SWK 601 Human Behavior 1 3 

SWK 605 Social Welfare Policy 1 3 

SWK 608 Generalist Practice I 3 

SWK 617 Social Work Research 1 3 

SWK 641 Field Education I .3_ 

15 
Semester II Spring 

SWK 602 Human Behavior II 3 

SWK 606 Social Welfare Policy II 2 

SWK 609 Generalist Practice II 3 

SWK 634 Diverse Society 2 

SWK 637 Social Work Research II 2 

SWK 642 Field Education II ^ 

15 
Semester III Fall Hours 

SWK 635 Management and Administration 3 

SWK 666 Community Development and Social Planning 3 

SWK 674 Social Work Practice with Families 3 

SWK 653 Individual and Family Assessment 3 

SWK 696 Social Work Practice with Groups .3_ 

15 
Semester IV Spring 

SWK 673 Field Education III 6 

SWK 658 Advanced Interventive Methods 3 

SWK 691 Research Practicum 2 

Electives ._A_ 

15 
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 60 

MODEL FOR PART-TIME PROGRAM* 

Fall 

Spring 

Summer 

Fourth Academic Year 

Fall SWK 635 

SWK 666 

SWK 674 

SWK 653 

SWK 696 
Spring SWK 673 

SWK 658 

SWK 691 

Electives (4) 
*The plan is designed for completion in four academic years. 

Minimum total of sixty (60) credit hours for graduation based on three calendar years or nine 
semesters. 



First Year 


Second Year 


Third Year 


SWK 601 


SWK 608 


SWK 641 


SWK 605 


SWK 617 




SWK 602 


SWK 609 


SWK 642 


SWK 606 


SWK 637 




SWK 634 







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CENTER FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH 

Lynn Cook Hartwig, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5 1 22 

(601)266-5437 

The Center for Community Health was created as an organizational focus for expanded 
activities in community health within the College of Health and Human Sciences. Offerings from 
the Center include the areas of Health Education, Health Policy and Administration, and 
Occupational and Environmental Health. The Center offers the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) 
degree. The M.P.H. is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The Center serves 
as a base for interdisciplinary research and demonstration activities in such areas as rural health 
policy, community programs for the elderly, access to health care for vulnerable populations, 
disease prevention and health promotion, and occupational health and safety. 

Admission to the master's program requires an acceptable score on the Graduate Record 
Examinations (850 combined verbal and quantitative scores), a GPA of 2.75 or higher at the 
baccalaureate level, and a minimum of an undergraduate minor (or its equivalent) in an appropriate* 
field of study. A personal interview with a member of the graduate faculty is highly recommended. 

Written and oral comprehensive examinations are required of all graduate students in the 
master's program. 

Requests to take the comprehensive examination must be made in writing the semester prior to 
administration of the examination. The request should be sent to the Director of the Center, and the 
following typed information is to be included: 

A. Applicant's name as it appears on official school records 
*Specific competencies for admission are determined by each area. 

B. Social Security number 

C. Emphasis area 

D. Applicant's address and telephone number (during semester in which examination will 
be taken) 

All general Graduate School requirements outlined earlier in this Bulletin must be satisfied for 
students to progress successfully toward degrees. Regardless of degree level pursued, the student is 
responsible for following all graduate regulations. The student's major professor will assist, but the 
student is expected to know what is required and to take full responsibility. 

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH 
(M.P.H.) 

Graduates of the M.P.H. program will find career opportunities in all sectors of the health care 
field including health service delivery organizations, community organizations, federal, state and 
local health agencies, colleges and universities, voluntary health agencies, consulting firms, 
industry, and insurance companies. Students will usually take forty-five (45) credit hours. A 
minimum of thirty-six (36) hours may be approved for those with terminal degrees or considerable 
experience. 

M.P.H. Core Requirements 

Hours 

CHS 601 -Community Health Organization and Practice 3 

CHS 622 -Epidemiology 3 

CHS 623 -Biostatistics 3 

CHS 655 -Environmental Health 3 

CHS 525 -Health Administration 3 

CHS 656 -Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health 3 

CHS 611 -Internship 3-9 

CHS 792 -Special Problems in Health 3 

Requirements for Emphasis in Health Education 

CHS 509 -Community Health Education Planning 3 

CHS 512 -Measurement and Evaluation 3 

CHS 720 -Community Organization for Health Education 3 

Electives 6-12 



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Requirements for Emphasis in Health PoUcy and Administration 

CHS 527 -U.S. Health Policy and Policy Analysis 3 

CHS 657 -Financial Aspects of Health Administra;tion 3 

CHS 710 -Seminar 3 

Management/Policy Electives 6-12 

Requirements for Emphasis in Occupational and Environmental Health 

CHS 527 -U.S. Health Policy and Policy Analysis 3 

CHS 538 -Workplace Health Promotion 3 

ESC 503 -Water Wastewater Treatment with Lab 4 

ESC 531 -Industrial Hygiene with Lab 4 

Electives 3 

Students who choose the thesis option must choose CHS 680-Research Techniques as their elective. In 
consultation with their advisor, they may substitute CHS 698-Thesis for six hours of coursework and/or the 
internship. 



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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 

Graduate Degrees 
1994-1995 



Department 



Major 



Degree 



Master's Level 

School of Communication 

Communication 

Mass Communication Emphasis 
Speech Communication Emphasis 

Pubhc Relations 
School of Library and Information Science 

Library and Information Science 

Anthropology and Sociology 

Anthropology 



Criminal Justice 



English 



Criminal Justice 

Juvenile Justice Emphasis 



English 

Creative Writing Emphasis 
Foreign Languages and 
Literatures 

Foreign Languages 

French Emphasis 
Spanish Emphasis 
Teaching English to Speakers of 
Other Languages (TESOL) 
Emphasis 
Geography and Area Development 

Economic Development 
Geography 



History 



History 



Philosophy and Religion 

Philosophy 
Political Science 

Political Science 

Public Administration 
Emphasis (MS) 
Speech and Hearing Sciences 

Speech and Hearing Sciences 
Audiology Emphasis 
Speech-Language Pathology 

Emphasis 
Education of the Deaf Emphasis 



Master of Arts 
Master of Science 



Master of Science 

Master of Library and 
Information Science 

Master of Arts 
Master of Science 

Master of Arts 
Master of Science 



Master of Arts 



Master of Arts in the 
Teaching of Language 



Master of Science 
Master of Arts 
Master of Science 

Master of Arts 
Master of Science 

Master of Arts 

Master of Arts 
Master of Science 



Master of Arts 
Master of Science 



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Department 



Major 



Degree 



Communication 
English 

History 



Doctoral Level 

Communication 

English 

Creative Writing Emphasis 

History 



Doctor of Philosophy 
Doctor of Philosophy 

Doctor of Philosophy 



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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 

Glenn T. Harper, Dean 

Stanley R. Hauer, Associate Dean 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5004 

(601)266-4315 

The College of Liberal Arts offers the Doctor of Philosophy, the Master of Philosophy, the 
Master of Library and Information Science, the Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages, the 
Master of Arts, and the Master of Science degrees as outlined on the previous pages. 

With the approval of the major professor and the chair of the major department, the student may 
choose a graduate minor in a cognate field. 

Various departments of the College of Liberal Arts also participate with the College of 
Education and Psychology in programs leading to the Master of Education degree. 

For general academic requirements and regulations governing each of these degree programs, 
see the section on Academic Requirements. For specific degree requirements, consult the 
appropriate department. 

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION 

Gene Wiggins, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5158 

(601)266-5650 

The School of Communication offers the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and the Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees under the joint administration of the participating areas within the Department 
of Journalism, the Department of Radio, Television, and Film, and the Department of Speech 
Communication. The Director of Graduate Studies advises all candidates regarding general 
regulations and requirements and serves as academic adviser until committees are formed and major 
professors are selected. 

Master's and doctoral degree candidates select a concentration and curriculum from among the 
participating disciplines with the approval of the major professor and committee members. 
Curricula and requirements for master's candidates majoring in Communication and in Public 
Relations are outlined below. All graduate courses in Mass Communication; Journalism; Radio, 
Television, and Film; and Speech Communication are listed under Communication in the course 
descriptions. 

Master's degree candidates in Communication select one of two primary concentrations: (1) 
speech communication, or (2) mass communication. A separate major is available in Public 
Relations. Students emphasizing mass communication or majoring in public relations are required to 
have prior academic training or professional experience in the mass media or public relations 
practice. Those not meeting the requirement can be admitted into the program but will be required 
to correct the deficiency without receiving graduate credit for the additional work. 

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program is interdisciplinary and is structured in consultation 
with the student's doctoral committee to serve the student's individual needs. Students select one of 
two primary concentrations: (1) Mass Communication, or (2) Speech Communication. The program 
involves study of advanced theories of speech communication and mass communication research 
design and methodology. 

Admission requirements for the School of Communication are the same as those of the 
University, with the following additions: 

Applicants for the master's programs must present a score of at least 900 on the aptitude section 
of the Graduate Record Examinations, with a minimum score of 450 on the verbal portion, and 
minimum grade point average of 3.0. Applicants for the doctoral program must present a score of at 
least 1000 on the aptitude section of the Graduate Record Examinations, with a minimum of 500 
on the verbal portion, and a grade point average of 3.50. 

The requirements for conditional admission to the master's program shall be a GRE aptitude 
score of 750 with a score of 400 on the verbal portion and a grade point average of 2.75. 
Conditional admission requirements for the doctoral program are the same as that of the University, 
except the minimum GRE score shall be 900. The first nine hours after conditional admission to all 
graduate programs must be taken in the School of Communication. 

International students must score at least 550 on the TOEFL examination before they can be 
admitted into any graduate program in the School. 



108 / College of Liberal Arts 

Master of Arts/Master of Science Major: Communication 

Thesis Option Emphasis: Mass Communication 

All students pursuing this program in Communication must complete the following requirements: 

Hours 

Substantive Core 
MC 607, MC 625 6 

Research Methods 

MC720 3 

MC 722, RTF 525, Statistics (any two) 6 

Thesis 6 

Electives in Mass Communication 9 

A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours must be completed, including thesis credit. At least 
eighteen (18) of these hours must be numbered 600 and above. All candidates must take a 
comprehensive written examination, submit a scholarly thesis, and defend the thesis. In addition 
to minimum credit and thesis requirements, the candidate for the Master of Arts degree must 
demonstrate proficiency in an approved foreign language not to be counted toward the credit 
hours requirement. 

Master of Science Major: Communication 

Non-Thesis Option Emphasis: Mass Communication 

All students pursuing this program in Communication must complete the following requirements: 

Hours 
Substantive Core 

MC607,MC625 6 

Research Methods 

MC720 3 

MC 722, RTF 525, Statistics (any two) 6 

Electives in Mass Communication 18 

A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours must be completed. At least eighteen (18) of these 
hours must be numbered 600 and above. All candidates must take a comprehensive written examination. 

Master of Arts/Master of Science Major: Communication 

Thesis Option Emphasis: Speech Communication 

All students pursuing this program in Communication must complete the following requirements: 

Hours 
Substantive Core 

SCM 600, SCM 735 6 

Research Methods 

SCM 720, Electives* 9 

SCM Electives 12 

Thesis 6 

*The research methods electives will be chosen from SCM 721, SCM 722, REF 602, REF 761. 

A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours must be completed, including thesis credit. 
At least eighteen (18) of these hours must be numbered 600 and above. All candidates must take 
a comprehensive written examination, submit a scholarly thesis, and defend the thesis. In 
addition to minimum credit and thesis requirements, the candidate for the Master of Arts degree 
must demonstrate proficiency in an approved foreign language not to be counted toward the 
credit hours requirement. 



School of Communication / 109 

Master of Science Major: Communication 

Non-Thesis Option Emphasis: Speech Communication 

All students pursuing this program in Communication must complete the following requirements: 

Hours 

Substantive Core 

SCM 600, SCM 735 6 

Research Methods 

SCM 720, Electives* 9 

SCMElectives 18 

*The research methods electives will be chosen from SCM 72 1 , SCM 722, REF 602, REF 76 1 . 

A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours must be completed. At least eighteen (18) of these 
hours must be numbered 600 and above. All candidates must take a comprehensive written examination. 

Master of Science Major: Public Relations 

All students pursuing a major in Public Relations must complete the following requirements: 

Hours 

Substantive Core 

MC 607, MC 621, MC 625 9 

Research Methods 

MC720 3 

MC 722, or RTF 525, or Statistics 3 

Thesis, major project, or internship* 3-6 

Speech Communication/Mass Communication Electives** 9-12 

*Students seeking the Master of Science degree with a major in Public Relations may choose between a thesis and 
a non-thesis option. Six hours credit are given for a thesis and three hours for a major project or internship. 
**Students who did not have undergraduate public relations courses must take JOU 521, 522, and 525. 

A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours must be completed, including thesis, major project or 
internship. At least eighteen (18) of these hours must be numbered 600 and above. All candidates 
for the Master of Science degree with a major in Public Relations must pass comprehensive written 
examinations, and either submit and defend a scholarly thesis, or complete a major project, or serve 
an approved internship. 

Candidates with undergraduate deficiencies must take undergraduate courses to correct the 
deficiency without receiving graduate credit for the additional course work. Candidates with few 
undergraduate deficiencies may be permitted by their academic committees to complete a graduate 
minor pertinent to their area of specialized practice, e.g., social work, public administration, 
business administration, and criminal justice. 

Doctor of Philosophy 

A four-course sequence in research design and methodology is required of all doctoral students. 
The four courses include: MC 625 - Process and Effects of Mass Communication or SCM 735 - 
Rhetorical Theory; MC/SCM 720 - Introduction to Graduate Research in Communication; and 
MC/SCM 722 - Communication Research Methods; and either MC 607 - Theories of Mass 
Communication, or SCM 600 - Communication Theory and Research. Equivalent courses taken at 
another institution will be accepted, pending approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, the major 
professor, and the instructor of the course. 

The minimum credit requirement for the doctoral degree is fifty-four (54) hours beyond the 
master's degree or eighty-four (84) hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. The student takes 
rigorous written and oral examinations and submits and defends a scholarly dissertation pertaining 
to the area he or she elects to emphasize (see section on General Requirements and Regulations). 

Doctoral students may elect an outside minor consisting of twelve (12) hours approved by the 
major professor and academic committee members. Doctoral students must demonstrate proficiency 
in basic communication research design and methodology, as well as competency in basic statistics. 



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SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE 

Joy M. Greiner, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5146 

(601) 266-4228 

The School of Library and Information Science offers a course of study leading to a Master of 
Library and Information Science degree. Since the first master's degree in library science was 
awarded in 1965, the program has continued to grow and develop into a truly comprehensive 
instructional program for all students who plan to become professional librarians in public, school, 
academic, or special libraries. For the general University graduate student, the School offers a 
variety of course offerings for acquiring skill in the scholarly use of library resources as research 
tools. Finally, the School performs a vital role in the continuing development and expansion of 
library services at all levels in the State of Mississippi as well as providing continuing education for 
practicing librarians. 

The graduate curriculum in library and information science provides instruction in the following 
areas of librarianship: information science; reference; cataloging and classification; selection and 
acquisition; administration; bibliography; non-print media; history of the book, libraries, printing 
and publishing; and library programs for children and youth. 

Providing prospective librarians with professional knowledge and skills for effective library 
service, however, is not the only objective of the School. The faculty believes that professional 
education should also be concerned with fostering those attitudes and understandings which will 
help students develop an appreciation of the changing role of the library in society. The library 
profession will flourish only as students are prepared to participate intelligently in the process of 
relating library services to the larger social and cultural needs of contemporary society. 

Accreditation 

The Master of Library and Information Science degree is accredited by the American Library 
Association. The School is also an institutional member of the American Library Association, 
Association for Library and Information Science Education, Mississippi Library Association, and 
the Southeastern Library Association. 

Mission of the School of Library and Information Science 

The mission of the School of Library and Information Science is two-fold: (1) to prepare 
students for professional and paraprofessional roles in librarianship and related areas, and (2) to 
sensitize students to the changing information needs of a free and open society and to the aims of 
their chosen profession. 

Goals and Objectives of the Graduate Program 

of 
Education in Library and Information Science 

Goal I. 

To introduce master's degree candidates to historic and contemporary intellectual freedom 
issues, and to foster their commitment to the Library Bill of Rights. 

Objectives: 

As a result of this program the candidates will be able to: 

A. Discuss ways in which libraries as social institutions have historically advanced freedom of 

expression; 

B. Discuss ways in which modem libraries advance freedom of expression and promote freedom 

to information. 

Goal II. 

To cultivate in master's degree candidates an understanding of the principles of librarianship, 
and the requisite professional qualities of reflective thinking, critical and evaluative analysis, and 
effective communication. 



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Objectives. 

As a result of this program the candidates will be able to: 

A. Articulate an understanding of professional responsibility and of the educational 
contribution of librarianship as a service-oriented information profession; 

B. Identify problems and demonstrate creativity and initiative in their resolution; 

C. Identify the significance of the library in the communication process; 

D. Demonstrate an understanding of the librarian's role as mediator in the communication process; 

E. Demonstrate a facility for oral and written communication. 

Goal III. 

To familiarize master's degree candidates with the evolution of libraries and librarianship so that 
they will understand the historic relationship between society and libraries, and the role of libraries 
in the dissemination of information and the expansion of knowledge. 

Objectives. 

As a result of this program the candidates will be able to: 

A. Examine and evaluate the role that libraries and librarians have played in our own and 
other cultures; 

B. Examine and evaluate the role of books and all other information transfer devices in the 
development of human culture; 

C. Identify trends that may be derived from past and present experience; 

D. Identify social challenges to the principles of librarianship, articulate methods for dealing 
with these challenges, and articulate a commitment to improve the quality of library service 
in response to the needs of all segments of society. 

Goal IV. 

To provide experiences which will prepare master's degree candidates to perform efficiently in 
libraries and to work effectively with the public. 

Objectives. 

As a result of this program the candidates will be able to: 

A. Identify the informational needs of library communities; 

B. Plan, administer, and evaluate information services for these groups; 

C. Select, organize, create and utilize materials to meet the needs of the library's public; 

D. Apply and evaluate technologies as they are used in the storage, retrieval, and service 
functions, and in the management of the library. 

Goal V. 

To introduce master's degree candidates to modem management theories, and to develop an 
awareness of the effects of technology on library management. 

Objectives. 

As a result of this program the candidates will be able to: 

A. Explain contemporary management theories; 

B. Explain the elements of management theory, including program planning, implementation, 
and evaluation; 

C. Explain the effects of technology on management. 



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Goal VI. 

To demonstrate the value of, and encourage participation in, professional organizations and 
continuing education. 

Objectives 

As a result of this program the candidates will be able to: 

A. Explain how participation in professional organizations benefits the individual librarian; 

B . Explain how professional organizations and publications advance the principles of librarianship; 

C. Explain the value of continuing education and other professional development activities 
to librarians. 

Goal VII. 

To introduce master's degree candidates to theoretical and applied professional research in all areas 
of librarianship; to develop cognizance of the role of scientific research in building a theoretical 
knowledge base; and to provide an experience for each student to conduct original research. 

Objectives. 

As a result of this program the candidates will be able to: 

A. Explain the role of scientific research and of a theoretical knowledge base in librarianship; 

B. Evaluate reports of theoretical and applied research activities; 

C. Determine appropriate research methodologies and data gathering techniques for given problems; 

D. Complete an original research project. 

Admission Requirements 

A graduate student in Library and Information Science must meet the general requirements for 
admission to the University graduate program as outlined elsewhere in the Graduate Bulletin, 
scoring not lower than 850 on the combined Aptitude Section of the GRE and a grade point average 
of 3.00 (figured on an A equals 4.00 scale) for the last two years of undergraduate study to qualify 
for regular admission. For conditional admission, the School of Library and Information Science 
adheres to the policies of the Graduate School as stated in the Graduate Bulletin. In keeping with 
University practice and policy, sex, religion, race, physical disability, creed, and age play no role in 
the consideration of applicants for admission to the M.L.I.S. degree program. 

In addition to the application forms which must be submitted to the Admissions Office of the 
University, the School of Library and Information Science requires the submission of a personal 
questionnaire, plus two letters of recommendation (on forms supplied). One letter of 
recommendation should be from a librarian. These forms may be obtained by writing to the School 
of Library and Information Science, not to the Graduate School. Personal interviews with applicants 
will also be conducted whenever possible. 



THE MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE DEGREE 

Candidates for the Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) degree must earn a 
minimum of thirty-eight (38) semester hours of credit with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average. 
Eighteen (18) of these hours must be at the 600 level of courses. A minimum of six (6) hours may 
be elected from the offerings of other departments within the University. A total of no more than 
nine (9) semester hours of transfer work and non-degree work may be applied toward the degree. 

The program of study for students will be individualized, taking into consideration previous 
academic backgrounds, experience, and career objectives. All programs of study must be planned 
with the counsel of a faculty adviser and approved by the Director of the School of Library and 
Information Science. 



Anthropology and Sociology / 1 1 3 

I. M.L.I.S. Degree Requirements 

LIS 501, 505, 51 1, 605, 636, 651, 668 

Electives ( 1 5 hours) 

Master's project (2 hours) 

If near equivalencies of any of the above required courses were taken on either the 
undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited institution with a grade of B or above, other 
electives may be substituted. Courses at the 500 level may also be waived by special examination or 
by the Director of the School. 

II. Course Requirements for School Library-Media Specialist Certification at the 
Master's Level 

Students who plan to use the master's degree in Library and Information Science for Class AA 
certification should complete the following courses in addition to those listed above: 

LIS 508, 517,518, 525; 506 or 580 or 58 1 

or 586 or 587 or 591 or 692 or 694 

The following professional education courses must be completed to satisfy certification requirements 
in the State of Mississippi: REF 601 and REF 607. (LIS 668 may be taken in lieu of REF 601 .) 

Students seeking certification at the master's level are also advised that they may be required to 
complete more than 38 hours to meet all degree and certification requirements, especially if they do 
not hold a Class A Certificate in Library and Information Science. Students should see their adviser 
or the Director of the School of Library and Information Science for further information concerning 
certification requirements. 

III. Dual Master's Degree in History and Library and Information Science 

The History Department and the School of Library and Information Science offer a dual 
master's degree program leading to the Master of Arts in History and the Master of Library and 
Information Science degrees. The total number of hours required for both programs is 54—30 for 
the M.L.I.S. and 24 for the M.A. in History. 

Students in the combined program must complete the following requirements: 

1 .Twenty-four (24) hours in history. 

2.Thirty (30) hours in library and information science. The following required courses: LIS 
501, 505, 51 1,636, and 605; 

Either LIS 651 or LIS 647; 

LIS 63 1 or 638 or 646 or 649 or 666; 

LIS electives: 6 hours; 

LIS 691 which will confer three (3) of the 6 hour thesis requirement 

For the history requirements in this program, students should refer to the Department of History 
section of this bulletin. 

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND 
SOCIOLOGY 

James G. Flanagan, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5074 

(601)266-4306 

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers graduate work leading to the master's degree 
in anthropology and a minor in the master's and doctor's degree programs of other departments. 

MASTER'S PROGRAM IN ANTHROPOLOGY 

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers programs within the College of Liberal Arts 
leading to the Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in Anthropology. The minimum combined 
GRE test score required for regular admission to the graduate program in Anthropology is 900. Also 
required is a minimum verbal score of 400. Requirements for these degrees are as follows: 



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Master of Arts 

A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours, eighteen (18) of which must be earned at the 
600 level or above; and completion of three of the four seminars in anthropology (ANT 621, 631, 
641, 651) including the seminar in the student's sub-field of specialization. No more than six (6) 
hours of field methods courses (ANT 516, 536) and no more than nine (9) hours of independent 
study courses (ANT 692, 792) will be applied toward the degree. Also required are proficiency in 
one foreign language; successful completion of a comprehensive examination; and submission of an 
approved thesis. 

Master of Science 

A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours, eighteen (18) of which must be earned at the 
600 level or above; and completion of three of the four seminars in anthropology (ANT 621, 631, 
641, 651) including the seminar in the student's sub-field of specialization. No more than six (6) 
hours of field methods courses (ANT 516, 536) and no more than nine (9) hours of independent 
study courses (ANT 692, 792) will be applied toward the degree. Also required are proficiency in 
statistics; successful completion of a comprehensive examination; and submission of an approved 
thesis. 

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology also offers a graduate minor in Anthropology 
for students in the master's and doctor's degree programs of other departments. 

DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

Tyler H. Fletcher, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5 1 27 

(601) 266-4509 

The Department of Criminal Justice offers courses leading to a Master of Arts degree, a Master of 
Science degree, and a graduate minor in the master's and doctoral degree programs of other departments. 

The Gulf Park campus is the site of a substantial part of the graduate curriculum. Graduate 
students should consider residence there, but commuting from the Hattiesburg campus is also a 
reasonable option. 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS 

Master of Arts Degree 

The Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice consists of a minimum of thirty-three (33) hours 
of criminal justice course work, or a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of criminal justice course 
work with nine (9) hours of additional course work in an approved minor. Either sequence also 
requires six (6) hours of CJ 698, Thesis, for a total of thirty-nine (39) hours. The Master of Arts 
degree program is divided into the fields noted below. CJ 520 and CJ 625 are required in all fields. 
A student will be required normally to select a minimum of four courses from a field concentration 
and a minimum of one course from each of two other fields in order to gain an appreciation of the 
interaction of criminal justice system components. A foreign language competency is required. 

Master of Science Degree 

The Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice consists of a minimum of thirty-nine (39) 
hours of criminal justice course work, or a minimum of thirty (30) hours of criminal justice course 
work with nine (9) hours of additional course work in an approved minor area, plus successful 
completion of a written comprehensive examination. The degree is designed to provide 
specialization in a designated field to meet professional needs. CJ 520 and CJ 625 are required in 
each option. 

General Requirements for Admission 

(A) Applicants who have an undergraduate major in Criminal Justice and non-degree graduate 
students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 overall and in their criminal justice 
courses for regular admission. 

(B) Applicants must have achieved a score of at least 850 points total on the quantitative and 
verbal portions of the Graduate Record Examinations for the Master of Science degree 
and 900 for the Master of Arts degree. If a student is given conditional admission, he or she 



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must have at least 750 on the GRE. In the case of international applicants, at least 400 points 
of the required total must be scored in the verbal part of the GRE. 

(C)In cases where considerations other than grade point averages indicate, the department may, 
at its discretion, grant conditional admission to undergraduate criminal justice majors and 
non- degree graduate students in Criminal Justice with a GPA of less than 3.0 but more than 
2.75 overall and in criminal justice courses. 

(D)Students with other than a criminal justice undergraduate major will be granted conditional 
admission if the department is satisfied that their grade point average overall and in their 
particular major indicates the potential to perform acceptably in the program. 

(E)All admissions of students with other than a criminal justice undergraduate major or strong 
professional training in criminal justice will be conditional upon the completion, with a 3.0 
average, of up to twelve (12) hours of undergraduate criminal justice courses consisting of 
CJ 330 and either CJ 341 or CJ 360, plus one other course approved by the student's adviser. 

Criminal Justice Fields (Required Courses) 



I. Criminal Justice 








CJ520 


CJ563 


CJ533 


CJ660 


CJ530 


CJ570 


CJ640 




CJ526 


CJ625 


CJ630 




CJ560 


CJ631 


CJ650 




II. Juvenile Justice 








CJ520 


CJ560 


CJ650 


PSY 533 


CJ550 


CJ561 


CJ660 


PSY 612 


CJ551 


CJ571 


PSY 523 


PSY 614 


CJ563 


CJ625 


PSY 532 


PSY 738 



(Selection of the Juvenile Justice specialty entails completion of forty-eight (48) hours of course 
work in order to comply with state policy and federal court orders governing state employees of the 
Department of Youth Services. An included minor of eighteen (18) hours of course work is required 
in psychology, counseling psychology, or social work.) 

III. Graduate Minor in Criminal Justice 

The graduate minor in Criminal Justice consists of at least twelve (12) hours of graduate course 
work for the master's or the doctorate. Approval of the minor and the courses is at the discretion of 
the major adviser. 

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH 

David M. Wheeler, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5037 

(601)266-4319 

The Department of English offers programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of 
Arts degrees. Within the framework of these degree programs, students may specialize in the 
traditional areas of English and American Literature, in Creative Writing, or Composition/Rhetoric. 

General academic and admission requirements for all graduate degrees are set forth in another section 
of this Bulletin and general departmental requirements are listed below. Specific requirements for the 
various specializations, e.g.. Creative Writing, etc., are described in information sheets available from the 
Department of English, Box 5037 Southern Station. Students interested in applying for financial support 
(assistantships) should contact the Department of English. 

The Doctor of Philosophy 

The Doctor of Philosophy degree offered by the Department of English is designed to prepare 
students for careers as scholars and teachers. This degree is taken after the candidate has earned a 
master's degree and meets all University and departmental admission requirements. Applicants 
should score a minimum of 1000 on the GRE Aptitude Test (verbal plus quantitative). Other 
departmental requirements follow. 

1 . A minimum of fifty-four (54) semester hours beyond the master's degree including courses in 

bibliography and methods and literary criticism. 

2. A qualifying examination after one full semester's work. 



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3. Proficiency in two foreign languages or one foreign language and nine graduate hours in an 

approved area other than English. 

4. A written comprehensive examination. 

5. Presentation and defense of dissertation. 

Precise details of the doctoral program are available from the Department of English. 

The Master of Arts 

Applicants for the Master of Arts degree should score a minimum of 1000 on the GRE Aptitude 
Test (verbal plus quantitative). Requirements for the Master of Arts degree include the following:* 

1 . A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of graduate credit including at least twelve (12) 

hours in an area of concentration such as English Literature, American Literature, or 
Creative Writing. A minimum of eighteen of the thirty hours must be taken at the 600-level 
or above with six in the area of concentration; however, English 714, 715, and 791 may not 
be used to satisfy this requirement. 

2. ENG 506 (with approval, another linguistics course may be substituted) and ENG 640. 

3. Foreign Language proficiency. (See the appropriate section of the Bulletin.) 

4. Thesis (six hours credit). 

5. An oral examination on the thesis and the related area of concentration. 
*Candidates desiring A A certification must include, in addition, REF 601 and REF 607. 

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN 
LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES 

Sam L. Slick, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5038 

(601) 266-4964 

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a program leading to the Master of 
Arts in the Teaching of Languages (MATL) degree. Within the MATL, students usually concentrate 
on one of three emphasis areas: French, Spanish, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other 
Languages (TESOL). The focus of the MATL is on developing and enhancing the knowledge and 
skills in language, language acquisition, and language instruction that are essential for both effective 
teaching and successful learning. The MATL is offered year-round, with the option of completing 
the program through Summer Only registration. 

The MATL Program, with the addition of REF 607, meets the requirements for AA certification 
for those holding a current Mississippi teaching certificate in French or Spanish. The department 
also offers a program of study for the ESL Endorsement to a current Mississippi teaching certificate 
in any area. Please contact the director of the MATL Program for details. 

Admission Requirements 

The department requires a combined score of 850 on the verbal-quantitative portions of the 
GRE General Test, or a minimum score of 1 125 on the common and area examinations of the 
National Teacher Examinations (NTE), or a total of at least 1965 for the three tests 
(Communication Skills, General Knowledge, and Professional Knowledge) of the Core Battery of 
the NTE, or a total score of at least 39 on the Miller Analogies Test. See the Academic 
Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin for other general requirements. International 
students whose native language is not English must also score at least 560 on the Test of English as 
a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with no section score lower than 54. 

General Program Academic Requirements 

All students are expected to complete the following requirements: 

1. A total of thirty-three (33) hours of graduate level courses, including eighteen (18) hours in 

courses numbered 600 or above. 

2. FL 561, FL 663, FL 664, FL 665 and REF 601. 

3. A seminar within the emphasis area (ERE 641, SPA 641, or TSL 641). 

4. A practicum tailored to the teaching experience of each student (FL 694). 

5. For students in the TESOL emphasis, ENG 501. 

6. For students in the Spanish or French emphasis areas, a minimum of 15 hours of graduate- 

level courses in the specific language. 

7. A language proficiency requirement, as determined by departmental policy, within the 



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specific emphasis area. In addition, students in the TESOL emphasis whose first language is 
English must also meet a foreign language requirement by completing nine (9) hours of 
conversational foreign language study or equivalent with an average of "B" or better. 

8. A comprehensive examination. 

9. The presentation and defense of a paper or project. 

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND 
AREA DEVELOPMENT 

Jesse O. McKee, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5051 

(601)266-4729 

The Department of Geography and Area Development offers the following graduate degree programs: 

1. Master of Arts and Master of Science in Geography 

2. Master of Science in Economic Development 

The department features coursework in geography, economic development, and urban and 
regional planning. The degree programs in geography stress concentrations in atmospheric science, 
economic development, urban and regional planning, population and cultural systems, cartographic 
techniques, and geographic information systems, balanced by staff specialties in a variety of other 
systematic and regional areas. All programs in geography emphasize the application of technical 
skills and the development of a research capability in a particular concentration. 

The student is held responsible for all graduate regulations. The student's major professor will 
help in any way possible, but the student is expected to know what is required and to take full 
responsibility. General academic requirements are explained fully earlier in the Bulletin; 
departmental requirements are listed below. 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS IN GEOGRAPHY 

Programs falling under both the M.A. and M.S. are designed to prepare students for further 
graduate study and for employment in such areas as planning, area development, business, 
government service, or teaching. Participation in an internship program is generally available to all 
departmental graduate students, but particularly to those pursuing a master's planning concentration 
in geography or the economic development degree. Prospective students should be prepared to 
spend up to two years completing all degree requirements; progress may be accelerated by taking 
advantage of summer sessions. 

The department requires a score of 850 on the Graduate Record Examinations, and a 3.00 
grade point average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate course work. Financial aid 
will be awarded on a competitive basis. 

Curriculum Requirements 

1. A minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours in graduate level geography courses with at least 

eighteen (18) hours of work in courses at the 600-level. With the approval of the major 
professor, the student has an option of taking (outside the department) up to twelve (12) 
semester hours of cognate courses within the minimum hourly requirements. Courses 
prefixed with GHY, ED, or PLG may be used in any combination to satisfy the minimum 
required hours. 

2. GHY 610 and 680. These courses are required of all students. 

3. Demonstrated proficiency in cartography and statistical/quantitative methods. Proficiency is 

generally established (on an individual basis) by evidence of satisfactory completion of 
course work in these areas sometime in a student's academic career, at either the graduate or 
undergraduate level. 

4. All students in the M.A. program will prepare a thesis. Students in the M.S. program have the 

option of preparing a thesis or a paper of a professional quality. The thesis will confer six (6) 
semester hours credit to be counted as part of the total minimum hourly requirement for the 
degree. The paper, which will normally be the end product of work begun in a seminar, will 
confer no credit hours toward the minimum required for the degree. 



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5. An oral examination on the student's academic program is required. Students in the M.S. and 
M.A. programs writing a thesis will take an oral defense of the thesis. Students in the M.S. 
program taking the option of preparing a paper of professional quality will have the paper 
reviewed by the department faculty and will present it orally before the combined faculty. 

Other Specific Requirements 

In addition to the above, the following requirements are specified for those students working 
respectively, for either the Master of Arts or the Master of Science degrees in Geography. 

Master of Arts 

A reading knowledge of one approved foreign language. Proficiency in a foreign language may 
be established either by: (1) completion of nine (9) semester hours of an approved foreign language 
with a grade of C or better or (2) by satisfactorily passing the Princeton Examination in that 
language. Transfer credit will be evaluated on an individual basis. All evaluation related to this 
requirement will be accomplished by the University's Department of Foreign Languages. 

Master of Science 

Demonstrated proficiency in statistics or in a microcomputer usage. Proficiency is normally 
obtained by satisfactorily completing a two-course sequence selected in consultation with the 
departmental adviser. Typical sequences to establish proficiency in statistics are introductory 
statistics and GHY 615. Sequences for computer proficiency are CSS 240 and GHY 516 or 517 or 
GHY 516 and 517. Undergraduate or transfer credit will be evaluated by the department on an 
individual basis. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Ronald J. Swager, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5051 

(601) 266-4729 

The purpose of the Economic Development program is to assist students in acquiring 
professional competence in the concepts, skills, working tools, and creative approaches essential to 
those involved in the field of economic development, whether at the national, regional, or 
community level. 

Admission to regular student status requires a minimum score of 850 (verbal and quantitative 
combined) on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or 400 on the Graduate Management 
Admissions Test (GMAT). A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (4.00 scale) also 
is required for regular graduate status. 

Curriculum Requirements: 

1. Successful completion of a minimum of forty-two (42) semester hours in graduate level 

courses as follows: 

a.Twenty-one (21) hours of prescribed core courses selected from the following: ED 551, 

65 1 , 652 (3 hours), 653, 654, 655, 656, and 657. 

b.Demonstrated proficiency in statistics and microcomputer usage. Undergraduate or 

transfer credit will be evaluated on an individual basis. 

c.At least three (3) hours of Internship (ED 691). 
2. Successful completion of an oral and/or written comprehensive examination. 
3.Completion of one of two curriculum options as follows: 

a.Thesis option 

1) At least twelve (12) hours of pre-approved elective courses. 

2) Six (6) hours of Thesis (ED 698) and successful oral defense of the thesis, 
b. Non-Thesis option 

1) At least fifteen (15) hours of pre-approved elective courses. 

2) Successful completion (B or better) of ED 658, to be taken in the last year of the 
candidate's program. 



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DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY 

Orazio A. Ciccarelli, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5047 

(601)266-4333 

The Department of History participates in programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, 
Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. 

General Regulations: 

The student is held responsible for following all graduate regulations. The student's major 
professor will help in any way possible, but the student is expected to know what is required and to 
take full responsibility. The procedure is explained fully in another part of this Bulletin. 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS 
Admission Requirements: 

The department requires a combined score of 850 on the verbal-quantitative portions of the 
ORE General Test with a minimum score of 450 on the verbal section. See the Academic 
Requirements section of this Bulletin for other general requirements. In addition to the Graduate 
School criteria for regular admission, students whose native language is not English must also score 
at least 550 on the TOEFL Examination. The department presumes that applicants who have 
fulfilled these requirements possess an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English. If, upon 
their arrival at the University, it is determined that they do not possess an adequate command of 
English, the department reserves the right to require appropriate remedial courses. 

Master of Arts 

All students are expected to complete the following requirements: 

1. A total of thirty (30) semester hours in history with eighteen (18) hours in courses numbered 
over 600. 

2. HIS 7 10 at its first offering by the department. 

3. HIS 740 for those concentrating in U.S. History; 742 for those in European History. 

4. A reading knowledge of one foreign language. 

5. A thesis which will confer six (6) hours credit within the minimum hourly requirements. 

6. During the fall semester of the second year, the student will take a comprehensive 
written examination. 

Master of Science 

All students are expected to complete the following requirements: 

1 . A total of thirty (30) semester hours with eighteen ( 1 8) hours of work in courses numbered 
above 600. 

2. HIS 710 at its first offering by the department. 

3. HIS 740 or HIS 742 depending upon area of concentration. 

4. A thesis (optional). 

5. During the spring semester of the first year, the student will take a comprehensive 
written examination. 

Master of Science for Secondary School Teachers 

In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants must have a Class A teaching 
certificate in social studies. This program, designed specifically for secondary school teachers, 
meets the requirements for AA certification. In lieu of the regular M.S. requirements outlined 
above, students must complete the following requirements: 

1 . A total of thirty-three (33) semester hours with eighteen ( 1 8) hours of work in courses 
numbered above 600. 

2. Twenty-four (24) hours in history which must include HIS 509, 5 1 0. 558, 7 1 0, either 740 or 
742, and one Readings Seminar. 

3. An outside minor of nine (9) hours which must include REP 601 , REF 607, and a course in 
either world economic geography or political science. 



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4. After satisfactory completion of the course work, the student will take a comprehensive 
written examination. 

Fields 

The Department of History offers the following areas of concentration for the Master of Arts 
and Master of Science degrees: 
I. United States History 
II. European History 

(This area may include Continental European History and British History) 

III. Latin American History 

IV. Asian History 

All M.A. students and those M.S. students not seeking AA certification must, on the 
comprehensive examination, demonstrate proficiency in one primary area of concentration and one 
secondary area. Two members of the examining committee will represent the primary area and one 
member will represent the secondary area. United States History and European History may be 
selected as either primary or secondary areas. Latin American and Asian History may be selected 
only as a secondary areas. The nature and scope of the material to be included from each area will 
be determined by the student with the agreement of his/her graduate committee. 

The M.A. student should successfully complete fifteen (15) hours of course work in the primary area 
and six (6) hours in the secondary area in addition to History 710 and the six hours of thesis work. 

The M.A. thesis must be written in the primary area of concentration. A student may write a 
thesis in Latin American and Asian History if permission to do so is granted by the department. 

The M.S. student not seeking AA certification should take eighteen (18) hours of course work in 
the primary area and nine (9) hours in the secondary area in addition to History 710. 

Students planning to pursue a doctoral degree must write a thesis and should enroll in the M.A. program. 

Dual Master's in History and Library and Information Science 

In cooperation with the School of Library and Information Science, the Department of History 
offers a combined program leading to two master's degrees: Master in Library and Information 
Science and Master of Arts in History. Students will pursue both degrees simultaneously, and 
neither degree will be awarded until the entire program is completed. Students who withdraw from 
the Dual Master's program in favor of one of the two disciplines will be bound by the degree 
requirements of that discipline. The combined program includes thirty (30) hours in library and 
information science and twenty-four (24) hours in history for a total of fifty-four (54) hours. 
Students in the combined program must complete the following requirements: 

1 . Thirty (30) hours in library and information science. 

2. Twenty-four (24) hours in history, at least fifteen (15) of which must be in courses at the 600 
level or above. 

3. HIS 710 at its first offering by the department. 

4. HIS 740 or 742 

5. One of the following seminars: HIS 712, 716, 749, or 780. 

6. A reading knowledge of one foreign language. 

7. A thesis which will confer six (6) hours credit, three in history and three in library and 
information science. 

8. A comprehensive written examination administered by a three-member committee representing 
both disciplines and given after satisfactory completion of the course work and thesis. 

Students should refer to the Library and Information Science section of this bulletin for further details. 

DOCTORAL PROGRAM 
Admission Requirements 

The department requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on all graduate work and a 
combined score of 1050 on the verbal-quantitative portion of the GRE General Test. Exceptions to 
these requirements may be made for those students who have received Master of Arts degrees from 
the University of Southern Mississippi, provided they receive a GRE score of 1000, a unanimous 
recommendation by their Master of Arts committees, and approval by a majority of the members of 
this department. Students so accepted will be classified "conditional," which status is removed by 
achieving a 3.5 average in twelve (12) hours work during the first two semesters. All applicants are 



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also required to submit at least three letters of recommendation, a statement of career objectives 
(500 to 1,000 words), and an example of written work (thesis or seminar paper). 

A minimum of eighty-four (84) semester hours of course credit beyond the baccalaureate 
degree, which includes a minimum of two research seminars, HIS 710, and HIS 740 and HIS 742 
must be taken by all students. All doctoral students will take a qualifying examination during their 
second semester of residence. 

Major and Minor Requirements 

The department offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in U.S. History and in European History 
Since 1789. Candidates seeking a doctorate in U.S. History must demonstrate proficiency in all of 
American History. In addition, they must demonstrate proficiency in either European History 1789-1870 
or European History Since 1870. Doctoral candidates in U.S. History must also demonstrate proficiency 
in one of the following fields: Medieval, Latin American, British History 1485-1760, British History 
Since 1760, one of the European fields not selected above, or a specialized field such as Russian History 
with the consent of the major professor and graduate committee. They may also develop an outside minor 
of twelve (12) semester hours in one of the social sciences or humanities. 

Candidates seeking a doctorate in European History must major in the period of Europe Since 
1789. They must demonstrate proficiency in either U.S. History to 1877 or U.S. History Since 1877. 
Doctoral candidates in European History are also required to demonstrate proficiency in one of the 
following fields: Medieval, Lafin American, British 1485-1760, Britain Since 1760, one of the 
American fields not selected above, or a specialized field such as Russian History with the consent 
of the major professor and graduate committee. An outside minor of twelve ( 1 2) semester hours in 
one of the social sciences or humanities is optional. Minor fields are selected after consultation with 
the candidate's major professor and graduate committee. 

Language Requirement 

Each prospective candidate for the doctoral degree must demonstrate proficiency in two foreign 
languages. Students should have already completed one of the foreign language requirements prior 
to admission into the Ph.D. program. The second language must be completed by the end of the 
second year of doctoral study. 

Doctoral Committee: 

The student's program will be directed by a five-member graduate committee, consisting of two 
persons from the major field, two from the department minors, and one representing the outside 
minor. This committee will approve the dissertation prospectus and conduct the comprehensive 
examination, which is normally administered during the third year of study. Additional details are 
available from the Department of History. 

Dissertation 

A dissertation is expected to be a mature and competent piece of writing, embodying the result 
of significant and original research on a subject chosen by the candidate and approved by the major 
professor and the graduate committee. 

Upon completion and approval of the dissertation, the candidate is expected to stand 
satisfactorily a final examination on the dissertation and the field in which the dissertation lies. 



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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY 
AND RELIGION 

Forrest E. Wood, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-50 1 5 

(601)266-4518 

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a course of study leading to the Master of 
Arts degree with a major in Philosophy, and a graduate minor in either Philosophy or Religion. 

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM 

In addition to the general admission and academic requirements for all graduate programs as set 
forth in this Bulletin, candidates for the Master of Arts degree with a major in Philosophy may 
choose either the research thesis option or the applied thesis option: 

A. Research Thesis Option 

1 . A total of thirty (30) semester hours of credit, with at least eighteen (18) hours of that work 
in courses numbered 600 and above. 

2. A research thesis, for which the student receives six (6) hours credit toward the thirty (30) 
total required hours. 

3. A comprehensive examination, normally taken after the completion of all formal course 
work but before the thesis is officially begun. The comprehensive examination is intended to 
test the student's general competence in philosophy. 

4. An oral examination on the completed thesis. During the oral examination, the student will 
be expected to be able to explain and defend the ideas presented in the thesis. 

5. A reading knowledge of one foreign language. 

6. Optional Minor: With the approval of the director of graduate studies, a student may have a 
minor (including religion), consisting of nine (9) semester hours in a (single) field which is 
related to the student's philosophical interests. Three (3) semester hours of that minor may 
then be counted toward the thirty (30) total required hours. 

B. Applied Thesis Option 

1. A total of thirty-three (33) semester hours of credit with at least eighteen (18) hours in 
courses numbered 600 and above. 

2. An applied thesis which demonstrates the application of philosophical thought to a 
specific issue, problem or debate. The student will receive six (6) hours of credit for this 
applied thesis. 

3. After satisfactory completion of the course work, the student must take a 
comprehensive examination. 

4. An oral exam must be taken on the completed applied thesis. 

5. A reading knowledge of one foreign language. 

6. Optional Minor: With the approval of the director of graduate studies, a student may have a 
minor (including religion), consisting of nine (9) semester hours in a (single) field which is 
related to the student's philosophical interests. Three (3) semester hours of that minor may 
then be counted toward the thirty (30) total required hours. 

For regular admission, the department requires a combined score of 850 on the verbal- 
quantitative portions of the ORE General Test with a minimum score of 450 on the verbal section. 
See the Academic Requirements of this Bulletin for other general requirements. 

In addition to the Graduate School criteria for regular admission, students whose native 
language is not English must also score at least 550 on the TOEFL Examination. The department 
presumes that applicants who have fulfilled these requirements possess an adequate knowledge of 
written and spoken English. If, upon the student's arrival at the University, it is determined that he 
or she does not possess an adequate command of English, the department reserves the right to 
require appropriate remedial courses. 

Students determined to have deficiencies in their undergraduate program will be required to 
remedy the deficiencies. 



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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Ronald G. Marquardt, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5108 

(601)266-4310 

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM 

Requirements for Regular Admission to the Master's Program: 

1. Before beginning graduate level course work in Political Science, the student must have 
completed at least nine (9) hours of political science courses at the undergraduate level and 
earned at least a 3.0 average for all the political science courses he or she has taken at the 
undergraduate level. 

2. Have a 2.75 grade point average for the last two years of the student's undergraduate studies. 

3. Have scored at least 850 on Graduate Record Examinations for the composite 
mathematics and verbal sections with at least 425 on the verbal section. 

Master of Arts 

Requirements for the Master of Arts degree include thirty (30) semester hours of course work, 
including a thesis. A reading knowledge of one foreign language is also required. 

Master of Science 

Requirements for the Master of Science degree include: thirty-three (33) semester hours of 
course work, including an outside minor of nine (9) hours. A thesis is optional. 

Master of Science with an Emphasis in Public Administration 

Requirements for the Master of Science with an emphasis in Public Administration include: 
twenty-four (24) semester hours of course work in public administration and political science and a 
minor of nine (9) hours in an administrative area. A thesis is optional. 

Course Requirements in the Major 

Graduate students who expect to receive the Master of Arts degree will select three fields in 
Political Science in which to concentrate their course work. Graduate students who expect to receive 
the Master of Science degree will, in addition, select an outside minor, with the advice and consent 
of their committee. 

The fields of Political Science and the courses in each field are: 
Political Theory and Methodology 

520,521,525,720,721 
American Government and Politics 

501, 502, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 700, 710 
International Relations 

531,532,535,730,731 
Comparative Government and Politics 

550, 551, 552, 556, 557, 558, 559, 597, 750, 793 
Public Administration 

571,572,573,574,770 
Public Law 
580, 581, 582, 584, 585, 588, 589, 781 

Comprehensive Examination 

A written and oral comprehensive examination will be given at or near the end of the course 
work on the three fields of concentration and on the minor, if applicable. 

Courses Accepted from Other Departments 

The following courses will be accepted as political science for purposes of completing a major 
or minor if approved by the student's adviser. 
ECO 50 1 ; HIS 5 1 2, 545, 546, 556 



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DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH AND 
HEARING SCIENCES 

Stephen E. Oshrin, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5092 

(601) 266-5216 

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers programs leading to the Master of Arts 
and the Master of Science degrees. Emphasis is possible in three principal areas: (1) speech- 
language pathology, (2) audiology, and (3) education of the deaf. 

New students are accepted by the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the master's 
program in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, or Education of the Deaf prior to each 
registration period. Students must have regular admission status to register for practicum courses. 

Potential graduate students should refer to other sections of the Bulletin for information 
regarding admission requirements as set forth by the Graduate School. Regular admission to the 
master's programs is based upon the previous academic records, scores on the Graduate Record 
Examinations, and recommendations. The size of the graduate program is limited by accreditation 
standards and admission is made on a competitive basis. Minimum requirements for regular 
admission are a combined score of 850 on the aptitude phase of the GRE, a grade point average of 
2.75 (where A equals 4.0) for the last two years of undergraduate study, and a grade point average 
of at least 3.0 on undergraduate courses in Speech and Hearing Sciences. 

Students who do not qualify for regular admission may be admitted on conditional status if 
space allows. Conditional students may only take nine (9) hours during their first semester and are 
required to take additional coursework for graduation. In addition, a student whose initial admission 
is on a conditional or non-degree basis may register for no more that one hour of clinical practicum 
during any semester of their graduate program. Conditional students whose grade point average is 
less than 3.0 after the first nine (9) hours will be dropped from the program. 

A major in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the master's level requires a minimum of forty-five 
(45) semester hours. The Master of Arts degree requires a thesis, three semester hours of clinical 
practicum, no less than nine three-semester hour courses, and the successful completion of a 
comprehensive examination. The master's comprehensive examination is the National Examination 
in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the passing score for the 1993-94 academic year is 
600. The Master of Science degree requires three semester hours of clinical practicum and no less 
than eleven three-semester hours courses. A thesis is optional for the Master of Science degree. 

Master's Degree with Emphasis in Audiology 

The master's degree with an emphasis in audiology is a clinical degree designed to meet the 
academic and practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology 
awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The following courses are 
required: SHS 528, 601, 621, 623, 625, 688, 698 or 692, 701, 722, 723, 724, 726. 

Master's Degree with Emphasis in Education of the Deaf 

The program leading to the master's degree with an emphasis in education of the deaf is 
individualized to the needs of the student. Specialization in education of the deaf may be pursued in 
a number of areas including pre-primary, elementary (grades 1-8), secondary, secondary special 
subject, or a specialty area. Selection of specialization areas is governed by the candidate's 
background, interests, and employment objectives. 

The master's degree program enables a student to qualify academically for a master's degree 
teaching certificate. However, some states may impose other requirements prior to an individual's 
obtaining compensation at the master's level. Mississippi requires a teacher to have two years of 
experience before being compensated at the master's degree level; thus a person holding a master's 
degree but with no teaching experience must be paid at the bachelor's level until two years' 
experience has been obtained. 

Requirements differ from state to state and it is the responsibility of the student to be aware of 
these differences. 

Master's Degree with Emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology 

The master's degree with emphasis in speech-language pathology is a clinical degree designed 
to meet the academic and practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in 



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Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The 
following courses are to be taken by candidates for the master's degree in this emphasis area: SHS 
513. 516, 518, 519, 601, 642, 694. or 695, 687. 702, 712, 716, 719. 

A student in speech-language pathology must complete practicum in three different settings. 
Off-campus sites must be approved by the faculty adviser, and students must have a minimum grade 
point average of 3.0 before beginning off-campus practicum. 

ACCREDITATION 

The master's degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are accredited by 
the Educational Standard Board, and the USM Speech and Hearing Clinic is accredited by the 
Professional Standards Board. Both accreditations are by the American Speech-Language-Hearing 
Association, and are recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the U.S. 
Office of Education. 

The master's degree program with emphasis in Education of the Deaf is certified by the National 
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This certification is reciprocal among 
approximately 40 states. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission stated in this Bulletin, international 
students are required to submit a TOEFL score of 560 and a total score of 850 on the verbal and 
quantitative portions of the GRE. 



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COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

Graduate Degrees 
1994-95 



Department 



Major 



Degree 



Master's Level 

School of Engineering Technology 

Engineering Technology 
Biological Sciences 

Biological Sciences 

Biological Sciences Emphasis 
Environmental Biology Emphasis 
Marine Biology Emphasis 
Microbiology Emphasis 
Molecular Biology Emphasis 



Master of Science 
Master of Science 



Chemistry and Biochemistry 



Computer Science 
and Statistics 



Geology 



Marine Science, Center of 



Mathematics 

Medical Technology 
Physics and Astronomy 

Polymer Science 
Science Education 



Chemistry 

Chemistry Emphasis 
Biochemistry Emphasis 



Computer Science 

Computer Science Emphasis 
Computational Science Emphasis 

Geology 

Geology Emphasis 
Marine Science Emphasis 

Marine Science 



Master of Science 



Master of Science 



Master of Science 



Master of Science 



Biological Marine Science Emphasis 
Chemical Marine Science Emphasis 
Geological Marine Science Emphasis 
Physical Marine Science Emphasis 



Mathematics 

Mathematics Emphasis 
Computational Science Emphasis 

Medical Technology 

Physics 

Physics Emphasis 
Computational Science Emphasis 
Polymer Physics Emphasis 



Polymer Science 

Science Education 

Biology Education Emphasis 
Chemistry Education Emphasis 
Earth Science Education Emphasis 
Physics Education Emphasis 



Master of Science 

Master of Science 
Master of Science 

Master of Science 
Master of Science 



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Department 



Major 



Degree 



Doctoral Level 

School of Mathematical Sciences 

Scientific Computing 
Biological Sciences 



Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Marine Science 
Polymer Science 
Science Education 



Biological Sciences 

Biological Sciences Emphasis 
Environmental Biology Emphasis 
Marine Biology Emphasis 
Microbiology Emphasis 
Molecular Biology Emphasis 



Doctor 
Doctor 



of Philosophy 
of Philosophy 



Chemistry 

Chemistry Emphasis 
Biochemistry Emphasis 

Marine Science 

Polymer Science 

Science Education 



Doctor of Philosophy 



Doctor 
Doctor 



Doctor 
Doctor 



of Philosophy 

of Philosophy 

of Education 
of Philosophy 



Biology Education Emphasis 
Chemistry Education Emphasis 
Earth Science Education Emphasis 
Physics Education Emphasis 
Non-Teaching Program 

Computer Science Emphasis 
Mathematics Emphasis 



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COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 
AND TECHNOLOGY 

Stephen A. Doblin, Dean 

C. Howard Heiden, Associate Dean 

R. D. Ellender, Assistant Dean 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5165 

(601 266-4883 

The College of Science and Technology offers degrees as outlined on the previous two pages. 
Please check each department/school section for specific admission, course, and graduation 
requirements as well as for descriptions of areas of specialization. In addition, present and 
prospective students should consult earlier sections of this Bulletin for the general Graduate School 
requirements and regulations that apply to all graduate programs and degrees. 

The Center for Science Education, in cooperation with the Departments of Biological Sciences, 
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science & Statistics, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics & 
Astronomy offers the M.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees in Science Education with areas of 
specialization as indicated in the college's graduate degrees listing. These units also cooperate with 
the College of Education and Psychology to offer the course work to support the M.Ed, and Ed.D. in 
Secondary Education with various science and mathematics specialization areas. 

The CoUege offers an interdisciplinary minor in Environmental Science. Interested students may 
obtain a listing of the available courses from the chair of their department or graduate committee. 

The faculty of the College of Science and Technology have organized numerous specialized 
centers and institutes, several of which address interdisciplinary issues. Brief descriptions of the 
principal ones follow. 

CENTER FOR COAL PRODUCT RESEARCH 

David L. Wertz, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5043 

(601) 266-4701 

The Center for Coal Product Research (CCPR) was organized in 1985. It exists as a loose group 
of university scientists whose specialties range across the spectrum of coal science from 
microbiology to analytical chemistry. Coal product characterization research has been the constant 
theme in the Center. CCPR is now collaborating with scientists at several national laboratories and 
offers the X-ray characterizations as well as chromatographic and mass spectral analysis, 
environmental electron microscope analysis, surface area analysis, microbial beneficiations, and 
toxic metals studies. CCPR has been used effectively by the Mississippi Research Consortium 
(MRC) to secure U.S. Department of Energy funds for graduate traineeships. 

CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND 
PHOTOPHYSICS 

David Creed, Coordinator 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5043 

(601)266-4714 

This Center was established in 1992 to promote closer cooperation and synergism amongst those 
faculty interested in the technologically important area of polymer photochemistry. The Center has 
mainly a coordinating function, particularly in such activities as inviting visiting speakers to the 
campus, continuing a program of in-house seminars and research discussions, promoting ties with 
industry, facilitating cooperative research projects, and purchasing and maintaining common 
research equipment. Faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Polymer 
Science, and Physics and Astronomy currently participate in Center activities. 



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CENTER FOR MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOSCIENCES 

Robert C. Bateman, Coordinator 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5043 

(601)266-4707 

The Center is composed of scientists with expertise in the disciplines of biochemistry, 
microbiology, molecular biology and molecular genetics. The Center facilitates research in these 
areas by means of a weekly Journal Club, which reviews the current literature, and the 
Distinguished Scientists Seminar Series, which brings world-renowned researchers to the 
Hattiesburg campus. In addition, the Center provides a forum for interaction among graduate and 
undergraduate students working in the laboratories of the participating faculty. Faculty currently 
associated with the Center are members of the Department of Biological Sciences or the Department 
of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

INSTITUTE OF SURFACE COATINGS 

Shelby F. Thames, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0076 

(601)266-4080 

The Institute of Surface Coatings supports and coordinates research in coatings technology. The 
institute is an integral part of the College of Science and Technology and functions in concert with 
the Department of Polymer Science. 

MISSISSIPPI POLYMER INSTITUTE 

Robert K. Schlatzer, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0076 

(601)266-4868 

The Mississippi Polymer Institute was authorized by the Mississippi Legislature in 1983. The 
purpose of the Institute is to conduct research designed to increase the utilization of Mississippi raw 
materials in polymers and to support the rapidly growing polymer industry in Mississippi. The 
institute is an integral part of the College of Science and Technology and functions in concert with 
the Department of Polymer Science. 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

R. A. Cade, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5137 

(601)266-4895/4896 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

The School of Engineering Technology offers a program leading to the Master of Science in 
Engineering Technology with specialization in Construction, Electronics/Computer Systems, and 
Industrial/Manufacturing Technology. A minimum of thirty-six (36) hours of graduate course work 
is required of which six (6) may be thesis or three (3) may be project credits. Advanced study in 
industrial use of computers includes Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Computer- Aided 
Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), construction scheduling and 
estimating, and robotics. Electronics and computer systems courses focus upon the introduction and 
implementation of state-of-the-art technology. Students are encouraged to develop degree plans 
which include technical electives in management, computer science, mathematics, environmental 
science, and related academic disciplines to prepare themselves for leadership roles in high 
technology industries. 
Admission Requirements 

For regular admission, students must have an undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited 
program or from a closely related program with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a scale 
of 4). In addition, applicants must have a minimum score of 950 on the aptitude section of the GRE. 
Students whose native language is not English must achieve a TOEFL score of 575 or more. 
Exceptions to the requirements for regular admission can be made for educationally disadvantaged 
students. 



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Conditional admission may be granted to students who do not meet requirements for regular 
admission. Students admitted on a conditional basis may be required to complete additional course 
work and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the first nine hours of graduate courses prior to 
being granted regular admission. 
Course Work and Degree Requirements 

In addition to the degree requirements established by the Graduate School, students earning the 
Master of Science in Engineering Technology must satisfy the degree requirements listed below. 

1 . Prior to the completion of more than nine hours of graduate work, development of a thirty- 
six hour degree plan approved by a faculty advisor and the School of Engineering 
Technology Graduate Coordinator. 

2. Selection of a Graduate Committee comprised of three members of which two must be 
members of the graduate faculty of the School of Engineering Technology during the first 
year of graduate study. 

3. Completion of a minimum of six School of Engineering Technology core courses selected 
from the following list: 

ACT 526, ACT 592, BCT 554, BCT 555, BCT 558, BCT 576, BCT 577, BCT 578, BCT 
592, CET 501, CET 520, CET 571, CET 572, CET 577, CET 578, CET 592, CET 672, CET 
692, EET 512, EET 561, EET 592, EET 692, ENT 510, ENT 520, ENT 530, ENT 570, 
ENT601, ENT 620, ENT 650, ENT 692,IET 505, lET 506, lET 507, lET 508, lET 509, lET 
510, lET 540, lET 541, lET 560, lET 580, lET 592, MEG 610, MEG 620, MEG 630, MEG 
640, MEG 641, MEG 650, MEG 660, MEG 692, MET 510, MET 520, and MET 592. 

4. Students who elect to prepare a thesis should enroll in MEG 691 , MEG 697, and MEG 698, 
or ENT 691, ENT 697, and ENT 698. Students who select the project option should enroll in 
ENT 699 for project credit. 

5. Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination, which is normally administered 
during the final semester of graduate work, is required for graduation. 

6. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on all graduate courses completed. 

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 

Grayson H. Rayborn, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5165 

(601) 266-4739 

The School of Mathematical Sciences comprises the Departments of Computer Science and 
Statistics, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy. In addition to the degree programs offered by 
the departments separately, they cooperate through the School of Mathematical Sciences to offer 
master's degrees with emphasis in computational science and, at the Stennis Space Center, the 
Doctor of Philosophy in Scientific Computing. 

EMPHASIS IN COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE 

Students seeking this emphasis for a M.S. degree from any of the three participating 
departments will complete the common core by taking three of the four courses from each of the 
following departmental offerings: 

Computer Science and Statistics 

CSC 513 Algorithms 
CSS 515 Mathematical Statistics I 
CSC 635 Computer Graphics 
CSC 636 Modeling and Simulation 

Mathematics 

MAT 560 Numerical Analysis I 
MAT 605 Ordinary Differential Equations 
MAT 606 Partial Differential Equations 
MAT 610 Numerical Linear Algebra 

Physics and Astronomy 

PHY 551 Physical Applications of the Eourier Transform 
PHY 555 Fluid Dynamics 
PHY 603 Statistical Physics 



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PHY 606 Methods of Mathematical Physics 

The student must complete an additional nine (9) semester hours in the department which 
awards the degree as well as meet other requirements imposed by that department. To determine 
which nine (9) semester hours are needed and what other degree requirements must be met, the 
student should consult the department from which he or she wishes to receive the degree. 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING 
Admission Requirements 

Students expecting regular admission to the program should hold a master's degree in computer 
science, mathematics, physics, or a closely related field; possess a grade point average of at least 3.5 
on all graduate work attempted; and score at least 1000 on the combined verbal and quantitative 
sections of the Graduate Record Examination. 
Course Requirements 

A minimum of fifty-four (54) graduate semester hours beyond the master's is required for the 
degree. Students are expected to possess a reasonable proficiency at the undergraduate level in 
computer science, mathematics, and physics. Students not proficient may be required to take 
additional courses. All students in the program are required to complete a core curriculum 
consisting of the following courses: 

SC 710 Computational Methods for Physical Systems 

SC 720 Mathematics for Scientific Computing I 

SC 721 Mathematics for Scientific Computing II 

SC 730 Parallel Algorithms 

SC 740 Seminar (must be taken twice) 

Other course requirements depend upon individual needs and are selected with the advice of the 
student's research director and doctoral committee. 
Other Requirements 

Students must meet the requirements of the Graduate School of The University of Southern 
Mississippi. They are required, additionally, to pass an examination covering the core curriculum, to 
submit a formal prospectus (research proposal) that has been approved by the doctoral committee, 
and to present an acceptable copy of the dissertation to the doctoral committee at least fourteen (14) 
calendar days prior to the defense of the dissertation. This defense will take place at an advertised 
research seminar, open to members of the University community. 
The Comprehensive Examination 

To remain in good standing in the program each student, upon completion of the core 
curriculum, must take and pass a comprehensive examination. The examination, which is 
administered in the spring and fall of each year, consists of four sections, each section lasting from 
two to four hours. Each of three of the sections will cover one of the corresponding areas in the core 
curriculum, and will be prepared for all students by program faculty. A fourth section will be 
prepared by each student's committee and will cover the student's area of concentration. Students 
must register for the examination two months prior to the examination date and will have one, and 
only one, additional opportunity to pass the examination, retaking only those sections of the 
examination which they failed to pass at the first sitting. The opportunity to try the examination a 
second time must be exercised no later than the corresponding semester in the year immediately 
following the first attempt. Students failing to pass all sections of the examination after the second 
try will be dismissed from the program. 



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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 

B. L. Middlebrooks, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5018 

(601) 266-4748 

The Department of Biological Sciences offers graduate degrees with emphases in environmental 
biology, marine biology, microbiology, and molecular biology. BSC courses cross-listed as MAR 
courses are generally taught at the Gulf Coast Research laboratory (GCRL) at Ocean Springs, MS. 
GCRL faculty may function as a student's major professor. 

Regular admission to the Master's Degree Program requires a score of at least 1000 on the 
aptitude section (verbal plus quantitative) of the Graduate Record Examination and a grade point 
average of 3.0 or higher on undergraduate work in biological and physical science courses. Regular 
admission to the Doctoral Program requires a score of at least 1000 on the aptitude section of the 
Graduate Record Examinations, and a grade point average of 3.5 or more on all previous graduate 
work. 

Both master's and doctoral applicants are required to submit a statement of their research 
interests and career goals as part of the application. Applicants must also request two letters of 
reference to be sent to the Graduate School. Because more qualified applicants are received than can 
be accepted, minimum criteria are not necessarily sufficient for admission. Applications for 
admission for the fall and spring semesters will be reviewed by March 15 and September 15, 
respectively. All applications received after these dates will be considered if space is available, or 
will be placed in consideration for the next term. Applications for teaching assistantships will be 
considered beginning March 15. 

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM 

A minimum of thirty (30) graduate hours is required for this degree. Students must meet the 
general requirements set forth by the Graduate School of the University of Southern Mississippi. 
The following are major additional requirements: 

(1) Complete interviews with the Biological Sciences faculty by the end of the first semester. 

(2) Arrange for a major professor or temporary faculty sponsor by the end of the second 
semester. 

(3) Establish a three-member graduate thesis committee once a major professor and research 
area are chosen. 

(4) Submit a research prospectus approved by the graduate thesis committee. 

(5) Pass a written and/or oral comprehensive examination. 

(6) Present an acceptable copy of a thesis to the graduate thesis committee ten days prior to a 
public defense of the thesis at a research seminar presented at an advertised meeting. 

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS 

A minimum of eighty-four (84) graduate hours beyond the bachelor's degree or a minimum of 
fifty-four (54) graduate hours beyond the master's degree is required. Students must meet the 
general requirements set forth by the Graduate School of The University of Southern Mississippi. 
The following are major additional requirements: 

(1) Arrange for a major professor or temporary faculty sponsor by the end of the second 
semester. 

(2) Establish a five-member doctoral committee by the beginning of the third semester. 

(3) The doctoral committee will consider the student's academic record and interview the 
student at a committee meeting to assess the student's ability to pursue additional graduate 
work by the end of the third semester of enrollment. This assessment fulfills the requirement 
for a qualifying examination as determined by the Graduate Council of the University as 
stated in this Bulletin. 

(4) Establish a program of study by the end of the fourth semester of enrollment in the doctoral 
program. 

(5) Pass a comprehensive examination consisting of written and oral sections that is 
administered by the doctoral committee. The comprehensive examinations should be taken 
by the end of the third year (sixth semester) of enrollment in the doctoral program. 

(6) Submit a formal prospectus (research proposal) to be approved by the doctoral committee. 

(7) Present an acceptable copy of the dissertation to the doctoral committee ten days prior to a 
public defense of the dissertation at a research seminar presented at an advertised meeting. 



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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY 

David L. Wertz, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5043 

(601)266-4701 

The requirements of the Graduate School for applicants wishing to enter either the Master of 
Science degree program or the Doctor of Philosophy degree program within the department are used 
by the department. In addition a score of 1000 or above on the verbal plus quantitative parts of the 
Graduate Record Examination is required for regular admission to the graduate program. 
Exceptions can be made to this policy for educationally disadvantaged students who otherwise have 
outstanding credentials. Students whose native language is not English must achieve a score of 590 
or above in the TOEFL exam. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the Master of Science degree with 
specialization in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and/or biochemistry. The M.S. programs 
jointly emphasize area course work and research/thesis and require a minimum of thirty (30) hours. 

Placement examinations to identify deficiencies and to indicate remedial studies to remedy these 
deficiencies, participation in the seminar program, and a familiarity with computer programming are 
required for the M.S. degrees, along with specific but flexible coursework programs. Completion of 
a master's comprehensive examination in the student's area of specialization and a one-semester 
residency period after completion of the comprehensive are required in each program. 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE PROGRAM 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree with 
specialization in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and/or biochemistry. The Ph.D. programs 
emphasize excellence in research. Qualified students holding a bachelor of science are encouraged 
to enter directly into the doctoral program. Individuals who are adequately prepared may take the 
qualifying examination at the beginning of their first semester of graduate work, but in no case can 
it be postponed beyond the second semester of graduate work. 

The Ph.D. programs require eighty-four (84) graduate hours beyond the bachelor's degree or 
fifty-four (54) graduate hours beyond the master's degree. Specific course requirements depend 
upon individual needs and are selected with the advice of the student's research director and 
doctoral committee. 

Among other requirements are: 

( 1 ) Completion and oral defense of a Research Prospectus; 

(2) Completion of a Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination; 

(3) Participation in the seminar program; 

(4) a. Proficiency in two foreign languages judged acceptable by the Department and the 
Graduate School, or 

b. Proficiency in one foreign language and a nine (9) hour minor of courses outside the 
department, the hours for which do not apply towards the degree, or 

c. Proficiency in one foreign language and in statistics or computer science. 

(5) Completion of a substantial research project and successful oral defense of a dissertation. 

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE 
AND STATISTICS 

Frank K. Nagumey, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5106 

(601)266-4949 

The Department of Computer Science and Statistics offers the Master of Science degree in 
Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Computational 
Science. Requirements for the Emphasis in Computational Science and the Ph.D. in Scientific 
Computing may be found in the School of Mathematical Sciences. For the M.S. degree in Computer 
Science, a minimum of thirty-three (33) hours of graduate work is required. Of these hours at least 
21 must be computer science courses (non-thesis/project) numbered 600 or above. In addition a 
student will complete either a thesis (6 hours) or a project (3 hours) in computer science. 



134 / College of Science and Technology 

The masters program is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of theoretical and 
applied computer science which will allow the student to begin exploring special topics and state- 
of-the-art subjects. It will prepare a student for advanced applications, development, and research 
positions in industry or for doctoral level studies. 

In addition to meeting the entrance requirements set forth by the Graduate School of the 
University of Southern Mississippi, requirements for regular admission include an undergraduate 
GPA of at least 2.75/4.0 and a Graduate Record Examinations Score in excess of 1000 (verbal 
plus quantitative). Conditional admission may be granted to students with an undergraduate GPA 
between 2.5 and 2.75 provided they attain a score of at least 1000 on the GRE. Conditional 
admission may be granted to students with a GRE score less than 1000 provided they have an 
undergraduate GPA of 3.50 or higher. Conditional or regular admission to the computer science 
master's program will be recommended, as appropriate, by the computer science graduate 
admissions committee. 

Students not meeting the minimum requirements for regular admission are encouraged to submit 
additional information which documents their potential for doing graduate work in computer 
science. This vv'ould include industrial work experience and training and graduate work already 
completed. Students may submit GRE scores no more than twice. 

A student applying for admission will normally have a B.S. degree from a computer science or 
closely-related program. Minimum coursework required for admission includes the equivalent of 
CSC 101, 102, 203, 204, 205, 306, 307, 308 and any three out of courses CSC 309 through CSC 
415, CSC 616, MAT 560, MAT 561 (see the USM Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins for 
course descriptions) and mathematics through integral calculus, basic probability, discrete math, and 
linear algebra. 

For students who do not come from an undergraduate program where the courses clearly equate 
with the USM courses, the computer science graduate admissions committee will review a student's 
transcript and decide what, if any, deficiencies can be met with undergraduate CSC/MATH courses. 
A student will not be granted regular admission to the computer science graduate program until 
those deficiencies are met. See the general policies of the Graduate School for further requirements 
of conditional admission for students. 

Credit will NOT be given toward the master's degree for any course taken to meet deficiencies, 
admission requirements, or for undergraduate prerequisite courses. 

The student must select a three-person advisory committee. The chair of this committee must be 
from the Department of Computer Science and Statistics (one member may be from outside the 
Department of Computer Science and Statistics). 
Requirements for graduation consist of: 

(1) Completion of prerequisites. 

(2) Completion of 33 hours of graduate course work where 15 hours are selected from the 8 
course core of CSC 616, 620, 623, 624, 626, 629, 632 and 633. The remainder of classwork 
must come from a combination of non-selected core courses, Computer Science elective 
courses, Computer Science related graduate level courses from other departments (with the 
approval of the student's graduate committee) and a thesis or project. 

(3) Satisfactory completion of a thesis (6 hours credit) or a project (3 hours credit). 

(4) Satisfactory completion of a final comprehensive examination. 

The department also awards an M.S. degree with an emphasis in computational science. A 
degree plan for this emphasis area must include a common core of courses taken from the 
departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Details on the common core are 
specified in the computational science emphasis area listed under the School of Mathematical 
Sciences. Nine (9) additional hours of Computer Science courses must be taken. 
Requirements for graduation consist of: 

(1) Completion of at least 36 hours of graduate work 

(2) Completion of the Computational Science core courses listed under the School of 
Mathematical Sciences in this Graduate Bulletin. 

(3) Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination. 



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DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY 

Daniel A. Sundeen, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5044 

(601)266-4526 

The Department of Geology participates in programs leading to the Master of Science degree in 
Geology. A minimum of thirty (30) graduate hours is required, eighteen (18) of which must be in 
courses numbered 600 or above. For the Master of Science degree, the student must complete an 
original research program, submit and defend a thesis to the department; a thesis committee which 
supervises these activities is established when the student is formally admitted to a degree 
candidacy. The GRE advanced test in geology is desirable but is not a requirement for admission. A 
minimum score of 1000 on the combined total of the Aptitude Section of the Graduate Record 
Examination (Verbal and Quantitative) will be used as a guideline for admission as a regular 
graduate student for the Masters degree in Geology. Students who score less than 1000 on the 
combined total of Aptitude Section of the GRE may be considered for either conditional or non- 
degree graduate status as outlined in an earlier section. 

Students following programs leading to the Master of Science degree in Geology will be 
required to take a summer field course if they did not have such a course as undergraduates (this 
stipulation may be waived, upon application, on account of physical disability). 

The department in cooperation with the Center for Marine Science offers an interdisciplinary 
emphasis area in marine geology which includes courses in biological, chemical, and physical 
marine science taught on the Hattiesburg campus and at SSC. 

CENTER FOR MARINE SCIENCE 

D.G. Redalje, Acting Director 

John C. Stennis Space Center 

Stennis Space Center, MS 39529 

(601)688-3177 

The Center for Marine Science is located at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) on the 
Mississippi Gulf Coast near Bay St. Louis, MS. Graduate level education and research programs are 
offered in the four core areas of marine science (biological, geological, and physical oceanography 
and marine chemistry.) The Center is composed of regular faculty drawn from the Department of 
Marine Science and the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. The Center also cooperates with other 
departments in the College of Science and Technology and scientists affiliated with NRL, NCAA, 
and other agencies at SSC to provide state-of-the-art research and educational opportunities in 
marine science. 

Although the Center is primarily an interdisciplinary graduate research program, a selected 
number of undergraduate courses in the four subdiscipline areas of biological, geological and 
physical oceanography and marine chemistry are also offered. Most of the Center's undergraduate 
courses are taught during the summer semester at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory campus. 
MAR 151 (a general curriculum natural science laboratory elective) is offered on the campus in 
Hattiesburg as well as at SSC. 

The best preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate work in marine science would 
be to develop a strong working knowledge in calculus, applied mathematics, statistics, the basic 
sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, physics) and engineering. Some experience with computers 
is also highly recommended. We realize that not all students will have gained the ideal background 
for pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D. in marine science. Deficiencies will normally be made up during the 
student's first year. 

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM 
Admission Requirements 

In addition to the general admission and academic requirements for all graduate programs as set 
forth in this Bulletin, regular admission to the Master's program in Marine Science requires a 
minimum score of 1000 on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal plus quantitative), a 
minimum grade point average of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate study, three letters of 
recommendation and a letter of intent expressing personal academic and research goals to the 
Center Director. A minimum score of 550 is required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) for applicants whose native language is other than English. For students wishing to be 



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considered for graduate assistantships for the academic year beginning in the fall semester, 
application materials should be received by the Department no later than March 1 . 
Requirements for Graduation 

A total of 34 hours of graduate level courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 must be completed in 
order to fulfill the Master of Science degree requirements. All entering graduate students must 
complete the four core courses generally by the end of their first year in residence. Students advance 
to candidacy for the M.S. degree by completing all the core courses with a grade of B or better and 
successfully passing the department qualifying examination which is administered after the student 
has completed the core courses. A graduate student can accumulate no more than two C's. Other 
program course requirements include six (6) hours of Thesis and at least one (1) hour of Seminar in 
Marine Science. The required courses account for 23 of the total 34 hours; the remaining 1 1 hours 
(courses numbered 600 and above) must be chosen by the student from a list of elective courses 
approved by the department. More information on degree requirements and additional course 
listings can be obtained by writing to the Director. 
Required Courses: Hours 

MAR 501 Biological Oceanography 3 

MAR 501L Biological Oceanography Laboratory 1 

MAR 541 Marine Chemistry 3 

MAR 541L Marine Chemistry Laboratory 1 

MAR 561 Physical Oceanography 3 

MAR 561L Physical Oceanography Laboratory 1 

MAR 581 Geological Oceanography 3 

MAR 58 IL Geological Oceanography Laboratory 1 

MAR 689 Seminar in Marine Science 1 

MAR 698 Thesis 6 

Approved Electives 11 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE PROGRAM 

The Center for Marine Science offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Science with 
specialization in a wide range of marine science fields, including biological, geological and physical 
oceanography and marine chemistry. Other areas of specialization are available through the Center's 
association with researchers at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL). The Ph.D. program 
emphasizes excellence in research. Qualified students holding either a bachelor's or master's degree 
in a relevant field of science, mathematics or computer science are encouraged to apply for 
admission to the Ph.D. program. 

Students must meet the general requirements set forth in the Graduate Bulletin of The 
University of Southern Mississippi. The Ph.D. in Marine Science requires eighty-four (84) graduate 
hours beyond the bachelor's degree or fifty-four (54) graduate hours beyond the master's degree. 
Admission Requirements 

In addition to the general admission and academic requirements for all graduate programs as set 
forth in this Bulletin, regular admission to the Ph.D. program in Marine Science requires a 
minimum score of 1000 on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal plus quantitative), a 
minimum 3.0 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate study, and minimum 3.5 GPA for all 
previous graduate work, three letters of recommendation and a letter of intent expressing personal 
academic and research goals to the Center Director. A minimum score of 550 is required on the Test 
of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose native language is other than 
English. For students wishing to be considered for graduate assistantships for the academic year 
beginning in the fall semester, application materials should be received by the Department no later 
than March 1 . 



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Program Requirements 

Required Courses: Hours 

MAR 501 Biological Oceanography 3 

MAR 501L Biological Oceanography Laboratory 1 

MAR 541 Marine Chemistry 3 

MAR 54 IL Marine Chemistry Laboratory 1 

MAR 561 Physical Oceanography 3 

MAR 561L Physical Oceanography Laboratory 1 

MAR 581 Geological Oceanography 3 

MAR 581L Geological Oceanography Laboratory 1 

MAR 689 Seminar in Marine Science 2 

MAR 898 Dissertation 12 

Approved Elective courses 12* 

*MAR 691, MAR 791 - Directed Research in Marine Science, MAR 697. MAR 797 - Independent Study and 
Research, MAR 698 - Thesis and MAR 898 - Dissertation, do not count toward this twelve (12) credit hour 
approved elective requirement. 

The above courses account for forty-two (42) of the total fifty-four (54) hours (students entering 
with a master's degree) or eighty-four (84) hours (students entering with a bachelor's degree) 
required for the Ph.D. Additional course listings can be obtained by writing to the Director. 
Other Program Requirements: 

( 1 ) The student is required to pass an oral and/or written qualifying examination which is 
administered after successful completion of the four (4) core courses. 

(2) The Ph.D. program requires (a) proficiency in two of the following languages: French, 
German, Russian or Spanish, or (b) proficiency in one language and in statistics or computer 
science, or (c) proficiency in one language and a nine (9) hour minor, the hours for which do 
not apply toward the degree. 

(3) Selection and approval of a suitable research problem. 

(4) The student is required to pass an oral and/or written comprehensive examination to 
determine the student's comprehension of course material and the student's ability to pursue 
the proposed research. 

(5) Completion and successful defense of a scholarly dissertation based on the students original 
research. 

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS 

Wallace Pye, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5045 

(601)266-4289 

The Department of Mathematics offers a traditional program leading to the Master of Science 
degree with a major in Mathematics. In addition, the Department of Mathematics offers an 
interdisciplinary program leading to the Master of Science degree in Mathematics with an emphasis 
in Computational Science. This latter program is offered in cooperation with the Department of 
Computer Science and Statistics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Department of 
Mathematics also participates, through the School of Mathematical Sciences, in granting the Doctor 
of Philosophy degree in Scientific Computing with an emphasis in Computational Mathematics. 
This multidisciplinary degree program is offered in cooperation with the Department of Computer 
Science and Statistics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. For further information about 
this Ph.D. program as well as the multidisciplinary master's program, please see the School of 
Mathematical Sciences section of this Bulletin. 
Admission Requirements: 

In addition to the general admission and academic requirements for all master's programs as set 
forth in this Bulletin, regular admission to the master's programs in mathematics requires that the 
applicant 

1 ) satisfy the present undergraduate requirements for a major in Mathematics at the University 
of Southern Mississippi; 

2) have a combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE General 
Test; 

3) send three letters of recommendation and a current resume, if the student is applying for a 
teaching assistantship; 

4) earn a score of at least 580 on the TOEFL Examination, if he or she is an international 
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Requirements Common to Both Master's Programs: 

Before completing one semester of graduate work, the student should select a three-person 
advisory committee from the mathematics graduate faculty. The student, with the help of his or her 
academic advisor, should prepare an "Application for Approval of Graduate Program" form. The 
advisor will distribute copies to the graduate faculty, the student's advisory committee, the 
department chair, the departmental file, and the applicant. Subsequent changes in the program must 
be approved by the department chair and all three committee members. 

Each candidate for the master's degree will be expected to demonstrate mastery of subject 
matter on the Master's Comprehensive Examinations. These examinations consist of two parts: a 
written examination and an oral examination. The written examination's content is dependent on the 
program emphasis and thesis option. The oral examination may cover all course work, including 
courses taken as an undergraduate. These examinations must be successfully completed two weeks 
prior to graduation. 

The student must enroll in the two-semester advanced calculus sequence at the graduate level at 
the beginning of the graduate program if the equivalent of this sequence was not included in the 
student's undergraduate preparation. Neither course can be used to satisfy any part of the minimum 
hour requirement for either master's degree, and a grade of B or above must be earned in each of the 
two courses. 

All students must enroll in the mathematics seminar during the first two semesters of their 
programs. No more than six hours may be earned in the mathematics seminar. Those students in the 
computational science emphasis program who do not have assistantship awards need not meet the 
mathematics seminar requirement. With the department chair's approval, those students in the 
traditional program who cannot enroll in the mathematics seminar because of mitigating 
circumstances can instead meet the requirement that they include at least 21 hours of 600-level 
mathematics courses in their programs. 

The student who desires to write a thesis must select a graduate faculty member who agrees to 
serve as thesis director. Prior to beginning the thesis, a student must submit (for approval to his or 
her advisory committee) a prospectus, the guidelines for which are available in the departmental 
office. 
Traditional Master of Science in Mathematics 

The following minimal requirements must be included in the program: 

• 33 hours of graduate course work beyond the equivalent of a USM undergraduate degree in 
mathematics. 

• 2 1 hours of courses numbered above 600. 

• 18 hours of mathematics courses numbered above 600. 

NOTE: Subject to approval of the department chair and the student's advisory committee, an outside minor 
consisting of 9 semester hours may be used as a portion of the 33-hour program. 

Courses offered by the department are grouped into seven areas. The student should select a 
suitable balance in at least three of these seven areas. The written exam will cover the content of 
two courses (selected by the advisory committee in consultation with the student) from each of the 
student's three areas of specialization. The student whose thesis prospectus has been approved need 
select only two areas of specialization (other than the one in which the thesis is written). The written 
exam will cover the content of two courses from each of these two areas. The oral examination will 
then consist primarily of a defense of the thesis. 
Seven Specialty Areas 

1. Topology/Geometry: 575, 601, 675, 683 

2. Analysis: 536, 636, 637, 682 

3. Algebra and Linear Algebra: 521, 523, 524, 526, 603, 610, 681 

4. Optimization and Numerical Analysis: 518, 519, 560, 561, 610 

5. Real Analysis and Probability: 520, 641, 642 

6. Combinatorics and Graph Theory: 537, 539, 629 

7. Applied Analysis: 515, 517, 520, 605, 606, 684 

Master of Science in Mathematics with an Emphasis 
in Computational Science 

This multidisciplinary degree program requires that the student complete a 27 hour core (three 
courses from each of the three disciplines) and an additional 9 hours in mathematics. The student 
who has been awarded an assistantship must also include 6 hours of mathematics seminar in his\her 
program. These minimum requirements are as follows: 



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(I) Core (27 hours) Please see the School of Mathematical Sciences section of this Bulletin. 

(II) MAT 689 I, II (Mathematics Seminar I, II; 6 hours is required of those students who receive 
an assistantship) 

(III) MAT 561 (Numerical Analysis II) plus six additional hours to be chosen from: 
MAT 629, 684, (remaining MAT core course), a 60()-level MAT numerical differential 

equations course. 

The master's comprehensive exam will cover the content from six courses: MAT 560, 561 ; two 
courses from MAT 605, 606, 6XX (a numerical differential equations course); and two courses 
fromMAT610. 629, 684. 

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY 

M. Jane Hudson, Chair 
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5134 
(601)266-4908 
Admission and Program Requirements 

The Master of Science in Medical Technology degree programs seek to provide the student with 
skills and knowledge for professional enhancement. Graduates of the programs may be candidates 
for positions as laboratory managers, education coordinators, hospital or college/university medical 
technology faculty members, researchers, departmental supervisors, etc. The program is structured 
to provide the student with an area of emphasis. 

The Department of Medical Technology offers two programs leading to the Master's degree in 
Medical Technology. One program is for the individual who possesses certification as a medical 
technologist from a recognized national certifying agency. This certification is an entrance 
requirement. 

The second program is for the individual who does not hold certification as a medical 
.technologist from a recognized national certifying agency. This program includes a medical 
technology practicum that allows the individual to become eligible to take a national certification 
examination. Certification from a recognized national certifying agency is a mandatory exit 
requirement. 

For both programs, in addition to meeting the general requirements of the Graduate School and 
University as stated in this Bulletin, the applicant must present a total score of 850 on the verbal 
and quantitative sections of the GRE. Regardless of previous college experience, if English is not 
the native language of any student, evidence of English proficiency must be provided prior to 
admission into the graduate program. The MTELP (Michigan Test of English Language 
Proficiency) requirement is "Proficiency 11" and is preferred by the department. Alternatively a 
TOEFL of 550 may be accepted. 

A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of course work, excluding hours awarded for thesis, is 
required for the thesis option. A minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work is 
required for the non-thesis option. In addition, individuals who do not hold certification at 
admission must complete a 12 month practicum of fifty-one (51) hours. A minimum of eighteen 
(18) semester hours must be in courses numbered 600 or above. The courses should interrelate and 
be directed toward an area of emphasis. An area of emphasis such as microbiology, chemistry, 
hematology, immunology, management, or education will be chosen by the student, and all course 
work designated and approved by the student's graduate committee during the first semester of the 
program. Students selecting the thesis option are required to write a thesis under the direction of a 
Medical Technology department faculty member on a subject approved by the student's graduate 
committee. The student's graduate committee is composed of a chair and two members 
recommended by the department chair and appointed by the Graduate Dean. Upon completion of 
course work, all students must pass oral and written comprehensive examinations. Additionally, 
student selecting the thesis option must successfully present an oral defense of the master's thesis. 

Non-major masters students must obtain permission of the instructor to register for MTC 500, 
500L, 502, 502L, 504, 504L, 506, 506L. Registration for practicum level courses is limited as 
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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY 

William E. Hughes, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5046 

(601) 266-4934 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a program leading to the Master of Science 
degree with a major in Physics. The curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge of 
both the fundamental areas of physics as well as selected applied physics topics. Research areas 
from which a thesis may be chosen include Digital Signal Processing, Acoustics, Viscous Fluid 
Flow, Turbulence/Chaos, Polymer Physics, Mathematics Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Many- 
Body Methods in Nuclear and Condensed Matter, and General Quantum Field Theory. 

In addition to the Polymer Physics option, the department also offers a Computational Science - 
Physics option. This is a 36 semester hour interdisciplinary program offered in cooperation with the 
Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science and Statistics. 
Admission Requirements 

Admission to the Master of Science Program is based upon a student's previous academic 
performance and scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the score on the 
TOEFL examination for international students. Prospective graduate students should have 
completed mathematics through differential equations, and satisfactorily completed courses in 
introductory physics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, modem physics and quaiitum 
mechanics at the undergraduate level. Students with inadequate preparation may be admitted but 
will be required to complete make-up courses with a grade of B or better. A combined score on the 
GRE aptitude sections (Verbal plus Quantitative) of 1000 is required for admission to the program. 
Students scoring less than 1000 may be admitted on a conditional or non-degree status. It is 
recommended, but not required, that students applying for a stipend take the Advanced Physics 
GRE. For international students a minimum score of 540 on the TOEFL is required. 

Course Work and Degree Requirements 
Requirements for graduation include: 

1 . Completion of a minimum of thirty (30) hours of graduate work. 

2. Completion of the Physics Core courses. 

3. Development and completion of an original research project, thesis, and oral defense. 

4. Satisfactory completion of a Comprehensive Examination. 
Required Physics Core: 

1. PHY 601, 602, 603, 650, 651 15 hours 

2. PHY 689: Physics Seminar 4 hours 

3. PHY 698: Thesis 6 hours 

Polymer Physics Option: 

Students choosing this optional program to the M.S. in Physics must have successfully 
completed at least one full year of General Chemistry with Laboratory and it is strongly 
recommended that one semester of Organic Chemistry be taken for credit. Attendance at relevant 
seminars in the Department of Polymer Science is required. 

1. Physics Core for Polymer Option: 

PHY 601, 602, 603, 650, 689(1, II, III) 15 hours 

2. Polymer Science: (at least 9 hours from the following) 

PSC 710, 711, 712, 730, 811,812 9+hours 

3. PHY 698: Thesis (in the area of Polymer Physics) 6 hours 

Computational Science - Physics Option: 

A degree plan for this M.S. option must include at least three (3) courses from each of the three 
supporting disciplinary areas which make up the Computational Science Program. Additional hours 
of Physics to be taken are: 
PHY 601, 602, and 650 9 hours 

Requirements for graduation include: 

1 . Completion of at least thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate work. 

2. Completion of the Computational Science core courses listed under the School of 
Mathematical Sciences in this Graduate Bulletin. 

3. Satisfactory completion of a Comprehensive Examination covering the areas of Classical 
Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, and Quantum Mechanics. 

Attendance at seminars in the Department of Physics is strongly recommended. 



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DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER SCIENCE 

Robert Y. Lochhead, Chair 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0076 

(601)266-4868 

The Department of Polymer Science offers programs at the master's and doctoral levels. 
Curricula are designed to provide both a fundamental understanding of polymer chemistry and 
engineering and advanced courses dealing with special topics and state-of-the-art subjects. Both the 
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees require extensive research in areas involving basic investigations and 
developments applied to current and future problems of our society and world. 

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM 
Admission Requirements 

Admission to the master's program is based upon previous academic performance and scores on 
the aptitude section of the Graduate Record Examinations. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 
or better on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, two letters of recommendation and GRE scores 
on the Verbal (V) and Quantitative (Q) are required to satisfy the following formula: 

V + Q > 1050 
Requirements for Graduation 

Graduation is based upon: 

1 . Completion of 30 hours of graduate work including the 2 1 hours of PSC core courses with a 
GPA of 3.0 or better. 

2. Satisfactory development of an original research project and a thesis. 

3. Satisfactory completion of the final comprehensive examination. 
Required Courses 

PSC 701, 702. 710, 711, 720, 721, 730, and 703 or 712 21 

PSC 691, 698: Research in Polymer Science and Thesis 10-15 

PSC 789: Polymer Science Seminar 2-4 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 

The Department offers the Ph.D. degree in Polymer Science. Minimum course requirements for 
the doctorate are seventy-eight (78) semester hours not including research tools and dissertation. 
Forty-eight (48) semester hours are required beyond a master's degree in Polymer Science or a 
related area. Doctoral students must take all core courses (PSC 701, 702, 703, 710, 71 1, 712, 720, 
721, 730, 740) as well as two 800-level courses that are offered. Graduate students must register for 
one hour of polymer science seminar (PSC 789) each semester that they are in residence. 
Admissions Requirements 

The Department usually admits students only to the master's program because of the diversity of 
entering students' backgrounds. Demonstrated excellence is required in coursework and 
examinations before a student is allowed to enter the doctoral program. Admission of students with 
previous graduate coursework or master's degrees from other institutions will be considered on an 
individual basis. 
Qualifying Examination 

This examination is taken during the first week prior to the student's first semester of graduate 
work. It requires a minimum proficiency in organic and physical chemistry. 
Comprehensive Examination 

The written comprehensive examination is given once a year at the beginning of the summer 
quarter. This three-part examination covers the areas of organic, physical, and practical polymer 
science. A student who fails any part of the examination must retake and pass that part the following 
year. Only one additional attempt is allowed. 
Dissertation Prospectus 

Within 9 months of completing the written comprehensive examination, a written dissertation 
prospectus which includes an annotated bibliography must be approved by the student's committee. 
The prospectus summarizes the student's work accomplished to date and gives an outline of 
research objectives for the dissertation project. 



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Proposition Presentation and Oral Defense 

Within 18 months of completing the comprehensive examination, the student must submit an 
independently conceived and developed written proposal dealing with an original proposition 
unrelated to his or her dissertation research. This proposal is then presented orally and defended 
before the faculty. Oral evaluation of the student's general knowledge of polymer science is carried 
out concomitant with his or her defense of the proposal. 
Admission Requirements for Advanced Study 

Regular admission requires (1) obtaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the 26 hours of core 
courses; (2) obtaining a minimum GPA of 3.5 in at least 30 hours of graduates courses taken at 
USM including the core courses and research; and (3) passing all three sections of the written 
comprehensive examination. In addition, a student's transcript must show no more than 2 "C"s and 
no grade lower than a "C" in the core courses. There is no option for conditional admission for 
advanced study. 

Additional requirements for the Ph.D. degree dealing with residency, the research tools, the 
committee, the dissertation, the dissertation defense, application for candidacy and graduation are 
described elsewhere in this Bulletin. 

CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION 

Iva D. Brown, Director 

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5087 

(601) 266-4739 

The Center For Science Education, recognizing the national goal of improving the delivery of 
science instruction and the additional opportunities for individuals with advanced training in science 
education, provides a program for the Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of 
Education degrees in Science Education. 

Any student who has successfully completed a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree 
in any area of science or combination of sciences, or has an equivalent academic preparation in the 
sciences, who demonstrates a minimum score on the aptitude section of the GRE of 850, or a total 
score of at least 1 125 on the common and area examinations of the National Teacher Examinations 
(NTE), or a total score of at least 1965 for the three tests (Communication Skills, General 
Knowledge, and Professional Knowledge) of the Core Battery of the NTE, or a score of at least 39 
on the Miller Analogies Test for a master's and 1000 on the GRE for the doctoral degrees, who has 
a grade point average of at least 3.0 for a master's and 3.5 for doctoral programs, and who meets the 
requirements set forth by the Graduate School of the University of Southern Mississippi, is eligible 
to pursue a program in Science Education. A student who does not meet all the above requirements 
may be admitted conditionally. 

In addition to the general requirements and procedures pertaining to graduate degrees as 
outlined previously in this Bulletin, the following requirements must be fulfilled. 

MASTER'S PROGRAM 

1 . Hold A certification. 

(a) If the student does not hold certification he or she will be expected to enroll in courses 
necessary to complete this deficiency. 

(b) These courses will not satisfy requirements for the master's degree. 

2. Completion of a minimum of thirty-four (34) semester hours of graduate work. 

(a) A minimum of twelve (12) semester hours in a specific science — biology, chemistry, 
earth and environmental sciences, or physics. 

(b) Nine (9) semester hours in a related science. 

(c) Six (6) semester hours in professional education area (REF 601 and REF 607). Please 
see requirements for AA certification. 

(d) Seven (7) semester hours (including seminar from the Department of Science Education 
and a maximum of three (3) semester hours of special problems). 

A thesis carrying six semester hours is optional and would substitute for two courses in Science 
Education. The total program with thesis requires thirty-four (34) semester hours graduate credit. 
The thesis may involve research in a particular science or research in science education. 



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DOCTORAL PROGRAM 
Teaching Program 

1 . Possess a master's degree and hold an A A certification in one of the sciences or the 
equivalency thereof. 

2. Complete successfully an additional fifty-seven (57) semester hours of graduate work 
beyond the master's degree excluding the dissertation which will include: 

(a) Fifteen (15) semester hours in a specific science (minimum oO 

(b) Nine (9) semester hours in a related science (minimum oO 

(c) Three (3) semester hours in professional education (minimum of) 

(d) Twenty-four (24) semester hours in science education (including 3 hours of seminar and 
limiting hours of special problems to 6 semester hours 

(e) Six (6) semester hours of electives - science education, specific science, or professional 
education 

3. Complete an acceptable dissertation. 

Additional requirements include demonstrated proficiency in educational statistics and 
independent research. Research, culminating in a dissertation, may deal with a problem in the 
student's science specialty or a problem in science education. However, the research problem must 
address educational needs related to the teaching of science. 

During a student's first or second semester of enrollment, the department will require a written 
and/or oral qualifying examination. This examination is designed to assess both the student's fitness 
to pursue doctoral work and to assist the committee members in planning his or her doctoral 
program. A written and/or oral comprehensive examination must be taken at or near the completion 
of the candidate's course work. Upon acceptance of the dissertation by the candidate's committee 
and at least four weeks prior to graduation, a final oral examination in defense of the candidate's 
dissertation will be administered. The Center For Science Education furthermore requires that the 
candidate's research be acceptable for publication in refereed journals. 

In addition to an evaluation of the student's record, tests and examinations are used for 
diagnostic purposes in planning programs. Students are expected to possess proficiency at the 
undergraduate level in the science area chosen for concentration. Students not proficient may be 
required to take additional courses. The Graduate Record Examinations verbal and quantitative 
score should be submitted with the application for advanced graduate study. 

Non-Teaching Program 
Emphasis in Mathematics and Computer Science 

Mathematics 

1 . Hold a master's degree with emphasis in mathematics or the equivalency thereof. 

2. Complete successfully an additional fifty-seven (57) semester hours of graduate course work 
beyond the master's. 

a)Twenty-four (24) semester hours in mathematics. 

b)Twenty-four (24) semester hours in science education. 

c)Nine (9) semester hours of electives from science education, mathematics, related area, or 

professional education. 

Computer Science 

1 . Hold a master's degree with emphasis in computer science or the equivalency thereof. 

2. Complete successfully an additional fifty-seven (57) semester hours of graduate course work 
beyond the master's. 

a) Eighteen ( 1 8) semester hours in computer science. 

b) Nine (9) semester hours in a related science education emphasis. 

c) Twenty-four (24) semester hours in science education. 

d) Six (6) semester hours of electives from science education, mathematics, related area or 
professional education. 

The non-teaching program in mathematics and computer science requires the completion of an 
acceptable dissertation in the emphasis area. Additional requirements include demonstrated 
proficiency in educational statistics and independent research. Research, culminating in a 
dissertation, must deal with a problem in the content emphasis and may or may not relate to 
education. 



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During a student's first or second semester of enrollment, the department will require a written 
and/or oral qualifying examination. This examination is designed to assess both the student's fitness 
to pursue doctoral work and to assist the committee members in planning his or her doctoral 
program. A written and/or oral comprehensive examination must be taken at or near the completion 
of the candidate's course work. Upon acceptance of the dissertation by the candidate's committee 
and at least four weeks prior to graduation, a final oral examination in defense of the candidate's 
dissertation will be administered. The Department of Science Education furthermore requires that 
the candidate's research be acceptable for publication in refereed journals. 

In addition to an evaluation of the student's record, tests and examinations are used for 
diagnostic purposes in planning programs. Students are expected to possess proficiency at the 
master's level in mathematics or computer science. Students not proficient may be required to take 
additional courses. The Graduate Record Examinations verbal and quantitative score should be 
submitted with the application for advanced graduate study. 



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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 
GULF COAST 

James O. Williams, Dean 

730 East Beach Boulevard 

Long Beach, MS 39560-2699 

(601)865-4500 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast serves students at three locations: the Gulf 
Park Campus in Long Beach, the Keesler Center on Keesler Air Force Base, and USM Jackson 
County Center located on the Jackson County Campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community 
College in Gautier. Refer to the USM Gulf Coast Regional Campus Bulletin for specific information 
concerning the Gulf Coast courses and programs. 

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS 

USM Gulf Coast provides a flexible delivery system designed to react to the educational needs 
of Coast citizens. Consequently, new courses are added to the schedule as student demand warrants 
and resources permit. A sufficient number of courses are now being offered so that USM Gulf Coast 
students may earn the following graduate degrees: 



Adult Education 
Business Administration 

Professional Accountancy 

Professional Master of Business 
Administration 
Computer Science 
Criminal Justice 
Educational Administration 

and Supervision 
Elementary Education 
Engineering Technology 
English (In cooperation with 

the Hattiesburg Campus) 
History (In cooperation with 

the Hattiesburg Campus) 



Master's Degrees 



Nursing 

Political Science — 

Public Administration 
Public Relations 
Reading 

Secondary Education 
Special Education 
Technical and 

Occupational Education 



Adult Education 
Elementary Education 
Special Education 

Admission 



Specialist's Degrees 



Educational Administration 
Secondary Education 



USM Gulf Coast graduate admission requirements and procedures are identical to those outlined 
elsewhere in this Bulletin. All students, with the exception of P.-M.B.A. majors, initiate procedures 
through the USM Gulf Coast Director of Student Services. Applicants to the P.-M.B.A. program 
may contact the Division of Business Administration at the Gulf Park campus for information and 
application forms. In order to facilitate proper advisement and predetermination of admission status, 
students should furnish transcripts and complete applications for admission prior to registration. 
Transcripts and completed applications should be sent to the Director of Student Services, USM 
Gulf Coast, 730 East Beach Blvd., Long Beach, MS 39560. 

Graduate Residency Requirements 

Specialist and doctoral level students are reminded that graduate residency requires intensive 
full-time study of an individualized nature. In addition, some departments have options to meet 
specialized needs. These students must have their degree plans approved in writing in advance by 
their department chair prior to course enrollment. 



146 / The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast 

Course Load 

USM Gulf Coast course load requirements are identical to those for the Hattiesburg campus 
described elsewhere in this Bulletin. 

Fees 

ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE 

Undergraduate Fees $ 83.00 per semester hour 

Graduate Fees $11 1.00 per semester hour 

One-half of a student's fees are due and payable at the time of registration. Students with 
completed loans, grants, or scholarships may use those funds as payment for the first half of total 
fees. Fees deferred past the last day to register each semester will be billed monthly. A monthly 
service charge of 1.5% will be applied to the unpaid balance. Master Card and Visa credit cards will 
be accepted. 

A general tuition level cap of $1003.00 has been set for undergraduate students enrolled for 12- 
19 semester hours and for graduate students enrolled for 9-13 semester hours. Undergraduate 
students enrolled for more than 19 hours will be assessed $83.00 for each additional hour and 
graduate students enrolled for more than 13 hours will be assessed $1 1 1.00 for each additional hour. 

Students who are not residents of Mississippi will be assessed an additional fee of $102.00 per 
semester hour for undergraduate coursework, and $136.00 per semester hour for graduate 
coursework, up to a maximum of $1,230.00. 

FULL-TIME STUDENT TUITION 

Including $5.00 Registration Fee 

Undergraduate Graduate 

$1003.00 $1003.00 

12-19 hrs. 9-13 hrs. 

SPECIAL FEES 

Registration Fee $ 5.00 

Late Registration Fee $50.00 

Vehicle Registration (GP & JC) $ 2.00 

(The special fees listed above are non-refundable) 

A few courses are much more costly to teach than the majority of courses offered. Therefore, the 
following special fees are required to meet these additional costs: 

ACC 300,320 $15. 00 per course 

BA 301 15. 00 per course 

BSC 380L, 41 IL, 412L, 415L, 416L, 426L, 428L, 432L, 433L, 465L 15.00 per course 

BSC 511L, 512L, 515L, 516L, 526L, 528L, 532L, 533L, 565L 15.00 per course 

GET 301L, 302L, 316L, 370L, 420L, 471L, 472L, 477L, 478L 15.00 per course 

GET 501L, 520L, 571L, 572L, 577L, 578L, 672 15.00 per course 

GSS 320, 330, 340, 341, 342, 350, 400, 422, 430, 441, 442 15.00 per course 

GSS 460, 461, 462, 480, 481, 500, 502, 541, 542, 620, 635, 637 15.00 per course 

EET 312L, 315L, 342L, 412L, 512L 15.00 per course 

ENT 390, 430L, 470L, 530L, 570L 15.00 per course 

FIN 300 15.00 per course 

FSG 340L, 341L,442L,491L 15.00 per course 

lET 302,480 15.00 per course 

LIS 405,505 15. 00 per course 

LIS 416,516 7.50 per course 

MAT 418, 419, 460, 461, 487, 518, 519 15.00 per course 

MET 420 15. 00 per course 

MIS 300 15. 00 per course 

NSG 307 2.00 per hour 

NSG 327, 412, 413, 427, 428 5.00 per course 

NSG 322, 323, 469L 20.00 per course 

NSG 361, 362, 363 $2.00/hr. + 35.00 per course 

NSG 419,519 25.00 per course 

NSG 430L , 40.00 per course 

REF 416,516 7.50 per course 

SGE 432, 461, 532, 561 15.00 per course 



The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast / 147 

CALENDAR 

The USM-Gulf Coast academic calendar and holidays follow the same schedule as the 
Hattiesburg Campus calendar found elsewhere in this Bulletin. 

SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN FINAL EXAMS 

FALL 1 994- 1 995 August 22-26, 1 994 December 1 2- 1 6, 1 994 

SPRING 1 994- 1 995 January 9-16,1 995 May 8-12,1 995 

SUMMER 1 994- 1 995 May 29-June 2, 1 995 July 3 1 -August 4, 1 995 



148 / 

GULF COAST RESEARCH LABORATORY 

Thomas D. Mcllwain, Director 

703 East Beach Dr. 

Ocean Springs, MS 39566-7000 

(601) 872-4201 

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is a non-degree granting Mississippi institution of higher 
learning which is under the administrative control of The University of Southern Mississippi. In 
addition to the main campus in Ocean Springs, the Laboratory operates the J.L. Scott Marine 
Education Center and Aquarium in Biloxi, MS. 

The Laboratory focuses on marine related research in the coastal waters. Research emphasis 
areas include aquaculture, fisheries sciences, environmental fate and effects, biodiversity and 
systematics, coastal ecology, and oceanography. 

SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

Courses taught at GCRL are approved through the Marine Science Department and where 
applicable, are cross-listed under the Biological Sciences, Geology and Science Education 
Departments. Most courses are available for upper-level undergraduate or graduate credit. 

Admission 

Students must apply directly to GCRL for admission. Contact Office of Student Services, Gulf 
Coast Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 7000, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 for an application form. 

Course Load 

Courses are offered in two five-week summer terms. Students enroll in only one course each 
term but may earn up to twelve (12) semester hours credit during the summer. Classes usually meet 
each day during the week with particular times scheduled for field trips, classroom instruction and 
laboratory work. 

Housing 

Housing is available on campus in an air-conditioned dormitory. The dining hall serves three 
meals daily to all dormitory occupants. 

FEES 

Application fee: $ 5.00 

Undergraduate: $ 83.00 per semester hour 

Graduate: $ 1 1 1 .00 per semester hour 

Room and board: $ 80.00 per week 

Students pay fees directly to GCRL. Fees are subject to change without prior notice. 

CALENDAR 

Application Deadline: May 1, 1994 

First summer term starts: May 29, 1994 

Second summer term starts: July 3, 1994 



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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



INDEX OF ABBREVIATIONS FOR FIELDS OF INSTRUCTION 



ACC 


Accounting 


HPR 


Human Performance and 


ACT 


Architectural Engineering 




Recreation 




Technology 


HRT 


Hotel, Restaurant and 


ADE 


Adult Education 




Tourism Management 


AMS 


American Studies 


IB 


International Business 


ARE 


Art Education 


lET 


Industrial Engineering 


ART 


Art 




Technology 


BCT 


Construction Engineering 


JOU 


Journalism 




Technology 


LAT 


Latin 


BTE 


Business Technology 


LIS 


Library and Information Science 




Education 


MAR 


Marine Science 


BSC 


Biological Sciences 


MAT 


Marine Science 


CD 


Child Development 


MBA 


Master of Business 


CED 


Cooperative Education 




Administration 


CET 


Computer Engineering 


MC 


Mass Communication 




Technology 


MED 


Music Education 


CHE 


Chemistry and Biochemistry 


MET 


Mechanical Engineering 


CHS 


Community Health Sciences 




Technology 


CI 


Curriculum and 


MFC 


Manufacturing Technology 




Instruction: 


MGT 


Management 




CIE Elementary 


MIS 


Management Information 




CIS Secondary 




Systems 


CJ 


Criminal Justice 


MKT 


Marketing 


CSC 


Computer Science 


MTC 


Medical Technology 


CSS 


Computer Science and 


MUP 


Music Performance Studies 




Statistics 


MUS 


Music 


DAN 


Dance 


NSG 


Nursing 


ECO 


Economics 


PHI 


Philosophy 


ED 


Economic Development 


PHY 


Physics 


EDA 


Educational Administration 


PLC 


Planning 


EET 


Electronics Engineering 


PS 


Political Science 




Technology 


PSC 


Polymer Science 


ENG 


English 


PSY 


Psychology 


ENT 


Engineering Technology 


REF 


Research and Foundations 


ESC 


Environmental Science 


REI 


Real Estate and Insurance 


FAM 


Family Relations 


REL 


Religion 


FIN 


Finance 


RTF 


Radio-Television-Film 


FL 


Foreign Languages 


SC 


Scientific Computing 


FMA 


Fashion Merchandising and 


SCE 


Science Education 




Apparel Studies 


SCM 


Speech Communication 


FN 


Food and Nutrition 


SHS 


Speech and Hearing Sciences 


FRE 


French 


SOC 


Sociology 


FSC 


Forensic Science 


SPA 


Spanish 


FSM 


Food Service Management 


SPE 


Special Education 


GER 


German 


SWK 


Social Work 


GHY 


Geography and Area 


THE 


Theatre 




Development 


THY 


Therapy 


GLY 


Geology 


TOE 


Technical and Occupational 


GS 


General Studies 




Education 


HEE 


Home Economics Education 


TOX 


Toxicology 


HIS 


History 


TSL 


Teaching Speakers of Other 
Languages 



The plus (-I-) sign in front of a course indicates that 
AND EXPENSES.) 



1 special fee is charged for that course. (See SPECIAL FEES 



1 50 / Course Descriptions 

ACCOUNTING (ACC-605) 

502. Advanced Accounting H. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ACC 401 with a grade of C or better. An introduction to 
consolidated financial statements, accounting for fiduciaries. 

511. Financial Accounting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Computer literacy. Fundamentals of accumulating, reporting, 

and interpreting financial accounting information for intemal and external uses. See also MBA 511. 

512. Seminar on Contemporary Accounting Topics. 1.5 hrs. Selected readings and discussions of current 

accounting topics. 

560. Managerial Accounting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ACC 51 1 or the equivalent. An analysis of the use of 
accounting information in managerial decision making. See also MBA 560. 

598. International Accounting Seminar Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. 
Conducted in London, England: a series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on 
intemational accounting issues and practices. 

605. Current Accounting Theory & Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 15 hours of accounting above 
accounting principles. A study of financial accounting literature and the use of data bases to solve 
contemporary accounting problems. 

610. Advanced Auditing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 15 hours of accounting above accounting principles 
including ACC 409. A study of the professional practice of auditing and the role of theory, 
methodology, and technology. 

620. Advanced Cost/Managerial Accounting. 3 hrs. A study of the theory associated with, and systems and 
procedures designed to develop and integrate accounting data for management. 

630. Tax Seminar 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ACC 330 or equivalent. Tax planning with emphasis on 

corporations, partnerships, tax option corporations, and tax administration and practice. 

631. Tax Seminar II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ACC 330. Tax planning and research with emphasis on exempt 

entities, trusts and estates, transfer taxes, and the ethical responsibility of tax practice. 

660. Controllership. 3 hrs. The inteirelationship of the controller and modem information systems. 

692. Special Problems in Accounting. 1-6 hrs. Individual study of specfic topics in accounting. 

699. Intemational Accounting Research Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. A 
research course in intemational accounting offered for students enrolled in ACC 598. 

ADULT EDUCATION (ADE-110) 

540. Methods and Materials in Adult Education. 3 hrs. A course in method and format of instmctional 

materials for adults with emphasis on self-instructional techniques. 

541. Foundations of Reading Instruction for the Adult. 3 hrs. This course involves an examination of the 

basis of reading instruction for the nonliterate adult. 

542. Methods and Materials for Teaching Adults to Read. 3 hrs. Instructional and diagnostic materials 

and methods for dealing with functionally illiterate adults. 

545. Teaching the Disadvantaged Adult 3 hrs. A study of the educational problems of culturally deprived 
and handicapped adults in terms of programs and procedures found to be successful. 

576. Learning in Adult Education. 3 hrs. A study of learning in adulthood related to a range of educational 
programs. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

580. Applied Educational Gerontology. 3 hrs. This course prepares individuals to design and implement 
educational programs for older adults. 

590. Special Problems in Adult Education. 1-3 hrs. Special areas of interest arranged for an individual or a 
group with common interests. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disabihty Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 
contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

601. Principles of Adult Education. 3 hrs. A survey of the history, philosophies, form, stmcture, and current 

developments in the field of adult education. 

602. Organization and Administration of Adult Education. 3 hrs. A survey of organizational and 

management theory as applied to adult education agencies. The case study approach is used. 



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603. Human Resource Development as a Special Form of Adult Education. 3 hrs. The course 
compares and contrasts human resource development in organizations to other more traditional 
forms of adult education. 

607. Program Planning and Curriculum Development in Adult Education. 3 hrs. The design of 
programs and courses of study related to a wide variety of adult education agencies. 

650. Issues in Adult Education. 3 hrs. Examination of contemporary issues related to the education and 

leaming of adults in a seminar format. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

692. Special Problems 1, 11, III. 1-3 hrs. A study to develop knowledge and facility in a field of 
special interest to the student. Requires preparation of a scholarly paper under supervision of a 
graduate professor. 

701. Delivery Systems for Adult Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ADE 601 and ADE 607. 
Introduction and orientation to a variety of organizations and agencies responsible for 
conducting adult education programs. 

737. Practicum in Adult Education. 3 hrs. A direct work experience in an adult education setting unrelated 
to student's employment.741. Assessment in Adult Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ADE 576, REF601, 
or permission of instructor. Explore, develop, and evaluate various assessment methods and strategies 
used in adult education. 

750. Education and the Older Adult 3 hrs. A study of the elderiy adult and the implications of those 
characteristics for adult education programs. 

760. Readings in Adult Education. 3 hrs. Students select readings in the adult education literature for 

discussion in a seminar format. 

79 1 . Research in Adult Education. 1 - 1 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the major professor. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. 

794. Field Problems in Adult Education I, II, ID. 1-3 hrs. arr. A project dealing with a specific problem in 
an adult education agency. Registration must be approved by student's major professor and 
departmental chairman. 

797. Independent Study and Research. 3 hrs. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

798. Specialist Thesis. 6 hrs. A field study or thesis type research study representing the major research 

component of the specialist's degree. 

889. Seminar in Adult Education. 3 hrs. Seminar required for adult education doctoral students in 
residence. The focus is on the dissertation research process. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

AMERICAN STUDIES (AMS-204) 

504. Issues in America. 3 hrs. Topics vary according to professor and department. 

599. British Studies: Anglo-American Studies. 3-6 hrs. A seminar conducted in Great Britain under the 
auspices of the USM Institute of Anglo-American Studies. 

ANTHROPOLOGY (ANT-286) 

SOC 560. Quantitative Methods. 3 hrs. May also be offered for credit as an anthropology course. 

SOC 562. Methods of Social Research. 3 hrs. May also be offered for credit as an anthropology course. 

511. Foundations of Indo-European Thought and Culture. 3 hrs. A comparative approach to the 
background of western culture, utilizing linguistics, mythology, and archaeology. 

516. Ethnographic Field Methods. 1-6 hrs. Methods of ethnographic fieldwork through participation in 
organized field studies. Permission of instructor required. 

520. Culture and Ethnicity. 3 hrs. An analysis of culture and ethnicity with special reference to the problem 
of modernization. 



152 / Course Descriptions 

521. Anthropological Theory. 3 hrs. A general survey of historical anthropological thought and of the major 

contemporary schools of anthropological theory. 

522. Ecological Anthropology. 3 hrs. An examination of human cultural strategies for adaptation to 

different environments. 

523. Economic Anthropology. 3 hrs. The evolution of economic systems, cross-cultural analysis of 

economic systems, and the role of economic forces in cultural change. 

524. Primitive Religion. 3 hrs. Beliefs and rituals in tribal society, shamanism and trance states; animism and 

magic; altered states of consciousness in religious ideology evidences of prehistoric religion, and 
revitalization movements. 

525. Kinship and Social Organization. 3 hrs. A comparative study of kinship and social organization, and a 

survey of the major anthropological theories concerning organizational variabihty. 

527. Psychological Anthropology. 3 hrs. Cross-cultural analysis of personality formation, perception and 

cognition, mental illness, and altered states of consciousness. 

528. Political Anthropology. 3 hrs. A comparative survey of pattems of group decision- making, leadership, 

resolution of conflict and social control in human societies. 

529. Topics in Cultural Anthropology. 3 hrs. Variable content. May be repeated three times in separate 

topical offerings. 

531. Prehistoric Archaeology. 3 hrs. Corequisite: ANT 53 IL. Overview of analytical techniques and 
prehistoric technologies. 

53 1-L. Prehistoric Archaeology Laboratory. 1 hr. Laboratory to accompany Prehistoric Archaeology (ANT 531). 

533. Prehistory of Southeastern Indians. 3 hrs. A survey of the prehistoric archaeology of the 

Southeastern United States, especially Mississippi and adjoining states, from first inhabitants to the 
time of European contact. 

536. Archaeology Field Methods. 3 hrs. Methods of fieldwork through participation in organized field projects. 

539. Topics in Archaeology. 3 hrs. Variable content. May be repeated three times in separate topical offerings. 

541. Human Variation. 3 hrs. An examination of human biological variation, including its sources, its 

classification, and its expression in different environments. 

542. Medical Anthropology. 3 hrs. Introduction to the relationship between human culture and disease 

especially cross-cultural comparisons of perception and treatment of illness. 

549. Topics ui Physical Anthropology. 3 hrs. Variable content. May be repeated three times in separate 
topical offerings. 

559. Topics in Linguistic Anthropology. 3 hrs. Variable contents. May be repeated three times in separate 
topical offerings. 

599. British Studies. 3-6 hrs. Variable content. Lecture series and research offered abroad under the auspices 
of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies. 

60 1 . Teaching Anthropology. 1 -3 hrs. An in-depth examination of the resources and techniques of 
introducing undergraduates to the discipline of anthropology. May be repeated three times. 

607. Applied Anthropology. 3 hrs. The application of anthropology to the solution of contemporary social 
and cultural problems. 

621. Seminar in Ethnology. 3 hrs. A comprehensive examination of method and theory in contemporary 
sociocultural anthropology, focusing particularly on the problems of ethnographic production and 
comparative analysis. 

631. Seminar in Archaeology. 3 hrs. An in-depth examination of the method and theory of 
anthropological archaeology. 

641 . Seminar m Physical Anthropology. 3 hrs. A comprehensive examination of the metiiod and theory of 
physical anthropology. 

651. Seminar m Anthropological Linguistics. 3 hrs. An in-depth examination of the method and theory of 
antiiropological linguistics. 

692. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 



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698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

792. Special Study Projects in Anthropology. 1-6 hrs. Special projects in reading, survey, or research 
in anthropology. 

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ACT-392) 

526. Specifications. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. An introduction to development and writing 
of architectural project specifications. 

592. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. 

ART (ART-660) 

500. The Art of Italy. 3 hrs. An examination of art in Italy. A travel/study course. 

513. Crafts II. 3 hrs. The creation and design of jewelry. 

5 14. Crafts III. 3 hrs. The creation of surface designs for fabrics. 

531. Ancient Art History. 3 hrs. 4000 B.C. to circa 600 A.D. 

532. Medieval Art History. 3 hrs. 600 A.D. to circa 1300 A.D. 

533. Renaissance Art History. 3 hrs. 1400 A.D. to 1600 A.D. 

534. Baroque and Rococo Art History. 3 hrs. 17th and 1 8th centuries. 

535. Nineteenth Century Art History. 3 hrs. 

536. Twentieth Century Art History. 3 hrs. 

598. British Studies, Art History. 3 or 6 hrs. Variable content. Lecture series and research offered abroad 

under the auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies. 

599. British Studies, Art Studio. 3 or 6 hrs. Variable content. Studio series offered abroad under the 

auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies. 

600. Studio Foundations. 3 hrs. A review, through studio problems, of some fundamental problems of 

plastic expression. Hours earned may not be used to fulfill degree requirements. 

601. Drawing Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

602. Drawing Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

603. Drawing Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

610. Crafts: Jewelry Design for Teachers. 3 hrs. The study of visual forms as pertaining to the 
jewelry crafts. 

615. Trends in Current Plastic Expression. 3 hrs. A course designed to keep the student abreast of current 
trends in the plastic arts. 

620. Adapting Selected Current Art Trends to School Practice. 3 hrs. Current art trends are identified and 

selections of them are developed in terms of philosophies, practitioners, background, and techniques. 

621. Painting Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in painting. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

622. Painting Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in painting. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

623. Painting Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in painting. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

651 . Ceramics Studio. 3-9 hrs. Form problems in ceramics. Three hour course, may be repeated twice. 

Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

652. Sculpture Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in sculpture. Three hour course, may be repeated twice. 

Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

701. Drawing Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

702. Drawing Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 



154 / Course Descriptions 

703. Drawing Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 
criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

721. Painting Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

722. Painting Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

723. Painting Studio. 3 hrs. Form problems in drawing. Professional level of performance with intense 

criticism. Permission of instructor and department chair required for admission. 

739. Directed Study in Art History/Criticism. 1-6 hrs. for a total of six hours. 

760. Seminar. 1 hr. 

761. Seminar. 1 hr. 

762. Seminar. 1 hr. 

799. Creative Project 6 hrs. An individually motivated, sustained project of original art works 

demonstrating professional competence and stature, culminating in an exhibition. Oral and written 
proposal and defense required. 

ART EDUCATION (ARE-665) 

600. Art Education Theory. 2 hrs. A comprehensive survey of Art Education trends and philosophies. 

601 . Research in Art Education. 3 hrs. A lecture/study seminar of current research and research techniques 

in the area; includes the compilation of bibUographic material and the organization of research projects 
in art education. 

602. Art Techniques and Materials for Teachers. 3 hrs. A comprehensive survey of teaching techniques 

emphasizing the pedagogical potential and limitation of plastic media. 

603. Teacliing the Visual Relationships. 3 hrs. A lecture/study seminar course dealing with the teaching of 

the visual characteristics and relationships, and integrating them with the current practice and 
procedures in art education. 

604. Teaching the Exceptional Student Contemporary Processes. 3 hrs. A course devoted to the 

pedagogical potential of contemporary processes for use with exceptional students. 

605. Techniques of Dissemination of Student Art Work. 3 hrs. Techniques of advanced pedagogy in the 

selection, display, and showing of student work. 

606. History and Philosophy of Art Education. 3 hrs. An integrative, historical, and philosophical study of 

Art Education. A lecture/smdy seminar course. 

616. Advanced Art Seminar for Teachers in Elementary Education. 3 hrs. An advanced study of the 
scope and sequence of art education curricula. The coordination of art programs with sequential studies 
will be stressed. 

625. Supervision of Art Education Programs. 3 hrs. A lecture/study seminar course on the problems and 

solutions involved in the supervision of public school art programs in grades K through twelve. 

626. Curriculum and Instruction in Art Education. 3 hrs. A lecture/study seminar course on developing 

art curricula and teaching strategies, K-12, including demonstrations of instructional methods, analysis 
of programs, classroom management skills and student evaluation procedures. 

69 1 . Research Project in Art Education. 1 - 1 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the major professor. 

692. Special Problems in Art Education I, H, HI. 1-3 hrs. each. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hours. A written thesis. 



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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BSC-300) 

500. History of Biology. 3 hrs. Lectures and papers concerning the development of biological sciences. 

501. Natural History of Animals. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Life histories of animals. 

Designed for teachers. 

+501-L. Natural History of Animals Laboratory. 2 hrs. 

502. Natural History of Plants. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Life histories of plants. 
+502-L. Natural History of Plants Laboratory. 2 hrs. 

503. Natural History of Infectious Diseases. 3 hrs. A study of infectious diseases and their effect on man. 

504. Field Biology. 1-2 hrs. arr. Ecological and taxonomic studies. Offered between semesters as 4- and 12- 

day field trips. 

-1-504-L. Field Biology Laboratory. 2-4 hrs. To be taken concurrently with BSC 504. 

506. Zoogeography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A descriptive and analytical study of the 
distribution of animals. 

508. Invertebrate Zoology 1. 2 hrs. Functional morphology, systematics, and life histories of the phyla 

Porifera through the minor protostomes. 

+508-L. Invertebrate Zoology I Laboratory. 1 hr. 

509. Invertebrate Zoology II. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 508 or consent of instructor. Functional morphology, 

systematics, and life histories of invertebrate phyla through the Hemichordata. 

+509-L. Invertebrate Zoology II Laboratory. 1 hr. 

510. Human Parasitology. 3 hrs. Life histories, medical significance, and diagnosis of helminths and 

protozoa parasitic in man. 

+510-L. Human Parasitology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

511. Entomology. 2 hrs. Structural adaptations, classification, life histories and habits, and the economic 

importance of insects. 

-1-51 1-L. Entomology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

512. Medical Entomology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Anthropod vectors and agents of 

disease. 

-1-5 1 2-L. Medical Entomology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

513. Arachnida Biology. 2 hrs. Biology, morphology, and classification of the arachnids. 
+513-L. Arachnida Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

514. Ichthyology. 2 hrs. Evolutionary relationships, morphology, physiology and zoogeography of fishes, 

with emphasis on identification of local forms. 

-1-514-L. Ichthyology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

515. Biology of Fishes. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Function morphology, ecology and 

behavior of fishes. 

-1-515-L. Biology of Fishes Laboratory. 1 hr. 

5 1 6. Introduction to Fishery Science. 2 hrs. A survey of the biology, management, and potential yield of 

fish populations. 

-1-516-L. Introduction to Fishery Science Laboratory. 1 hr. 

517. Herpetology. 2 hrs. Collection, preservation, identification, and distribution of amphibians and reptiles. 

Field trips when possible. 

-1-517-L. Herpetology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

518. Ornithology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 361 recommended. Morphology, taxonomy, life history, 

distribution, evolution, and adaptations of birds. 

-1-518-L. Ornithology Laborator}. 1 hr. 

519. Mammalogy. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 361 recommended. Morphology, taxonomy, life history, 

distribution, evolution, and adaptations of mammals. 

-1-519-L. Mammalogy Laboratory. 1 hr. 



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521. Marine Invertebrate Zoology. 3 hrs. Morphology, distribution and ecology of the phyla from Protozoa 
through Protochordates. May be taken as MAR 503. 

521-L. Marine Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 521. May be taken as MAR 
503-L. 

523. Science and Society: from Copernicus to the Bomb. 3 hrs. Traces the development of science and 

technology and their role in society from the Renaissance to the present. (Cross-listed as HIS 523 and 
PHY 585.) 

524. Parasites of Marine Animals. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Emphasis on morphology, 
. taxonomy, Hfe histories, and host-parasite relationships. May be taken as MAR 504. 

524-L. Parasites of Marine Animals Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 524. 

525. Marine Phycology. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: General botany and plant taxonomy. A survey of the principal 

groups of marine algae. May be taken as MAR 520. 

525-L. Marine Phycology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 525. May be taken as MAR 520-L. 

526. Introductory Mycology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Systematics, morphology, 

physiology, and ecology of fungi. 

+526-L. Introductory Mycology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 526. 

527. Introductory Phycology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Taxonomy, physiology, and 

biochemistry of the algae. May be taken as MAR 520. 

527-L. Introductory Phycology Laboratory. 1 hr. May be taken as MAR 520L. 

528. Plant Anatomy. 2 hrs. A study of the anatomy of vascular plants. 
+528-L. Plant Anatomy Laboratory. 1 hr. 

529. Bryophytes and Vascular Plants. 3 hrs. Life cycles, evolution, and morphology of bryophytes and 

vascular plants. 

+529-L. Bryophytes and Vascular Plants Laboratory. 1 hr. 

530. Aquatic and Marsh Plants. 2 hrs. Collection, identification, and ecology of plants of fresh and 

brackish water. 

+530-L. Aquatic and Marsh Plants Laboratory. 1 hr. 

531. Plant Physiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Organic chemistry recomjnended. The basic physiological 

processes of green plants. 

+531-L. Plant Physiology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

532. Economic Botany. 2 hrs. Origin, distribution, and significance of plants most important to man. 
+532-L. Economic Botany Laboratory. 1 hr. 

533. Taxonomy of Local Flora. 2 hrs. The classification of the local flora. 
+533-L. Taxonomy of Local Flora Laboratory. 1 hr. 

534. Dendrology. 2 hrs. The taxonomic and ecological characteristics, and the distribution of trees. 
+534-L. Dendrology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

535. Plant Ecology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Advanced standing in botany. Relationship of plants to their 

environment. 

+535-L. Plant Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

537. Coastal Vegetation. 2 hrs. A study of general and specific aspects of coastal vegetation, with emphasis 

on local examples. May be taken as MAR 521 . 

537-L. Coastal Vegetation Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 537. May be taken as MAR 521L. 

538. Salt Marsh Plant Ecology. 2 hrs. The botanical aspects of local marshes: includes plant identification, 

composition, and structure. May be taken as MAR 522. 

+538-L. Salt Marsh Plant Ecology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 538. May be taken as 
MAR 522L. 

539. Marine Ecology. 3 hrs. The relationship of marine organisms to their environment. May be taken as 
MAR 505. 

+539-L. Marine Ecology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 539. May be taken as MAR 505L. 



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540. Ecology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The study of the relationships of organisms to their 

environment and to each other. 

+540-L. Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

541. Population and Community Ecology. 2 hrs. Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data on natural 

populations and communities. 

+54 1 -L. Population and Community Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

542. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 3 hrs. The adaptive significance of behavior. 

543. Freshwater Biology. I hr. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The study of the biota of ponds, lakes, 

rivers, and streams. 

+543-L. Freshwater Biology Laboratory. 2 hrs. 

544. Limnology. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 540 and consent of instructor. The physical, chemical and 

biological dynamics of inland waters. 

+544-L. Limnology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

545. Introduction to Biological Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 1 10, 1 1 1 , 201 . Marine biological 

regimes and the influence of geological, physical, and chemical oceanographic factors. 

+545-L. Introduction to Biological Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for BSC 545. 

546. Aquaculture. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: 12 hours of biology and 8 hours of chemistry. Production of aquatic 

organisms in natural and artificial environments. 

+546-L. Aquaculture Laboratory. 1 hr. 

547. Marine Aquaculture. 3 hrs. Problems and procedures relating to die culture of commercially important 

crustaceans, fish, and moUusks. May be taken as MAR 507. 

547-L. Marine Aquaculture Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 547. May be taken as MAR 507L. 

548. Fauna and Faunistic Ecology and Tidal Marshes. 1 hr. Taxonomy, distribution, trophic relationships, 

reproductive strategies and adaptation of tidal marsh animals. May be taken as MAR 506. 

548-L. Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 548. May 
be taken as MAR 506L. 

549. Marine Fisheries Management 2 hrs. Prerequisite: statistics recommended. A statistical review of the 

world fisheries. May be taken as MAR 510. 

549-L. Marine Fisheries Management Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 549. May be taken as MAR 
510L. 

550. General Physiology. 3 hrs. Organismic function and the adaptations which characterize major animal 

groups. 

551. Mammalian Physiology. 3 hrs. The functions of mammalian systems; interrelationships and regulation 

are emphasized. 

552. Environmental Physiology. 3 hrs. Physiological adaptations enabling animals to meet environmental 

challenges. 

553. Invertebrate Physiology. 3 hrs. A functional approach to the major invertebrate phyla. 

554-L. Physiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Experimental techniques in physiology. To be taken once only, as an 
optional laboratory with BSC 450, BSC 45 1 , BSC 452, or BSC 453. 

555. Animal Behavior. 3 hrs. Classical and current concepts of animal behavior including individual and 
social behavioral patterns. 

+555-L. Anunal Behavior Laboratory. 1 hr. 

560. Pharmacology. 3 lirs. Prerequisites: Vertebrate biology and organic chemistry. The response of living 

organisms to drugs. 

561. Histology. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: 12 hours of biology. Microscopic anatomy of mammalian organ systems. 

+561-L. Histology Laboratory. Must be taken concurrently with BSC 561 ; no separate credit given for the 
laboratory. 

562. Microtechnique. 1 hr. Techniques for sectioning, mounting, and staining tissue and making whole 

mounts. 

+562-L. Microtechnique Laboratory. 2 hrs. 



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563. Pathobiology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 461 or 561. Principles of histopathology in vertebrates and 

invertebrates. 

+563-L. Pathobiology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

564. Microscopy. 2 hrs. Theory and use of the electron microscope and associated instrumentation, and 

darkroom techniques. 

+564-L. Microscopy Laboratory. 1 hr. 

565. Embryology. 2 hrs. Maturation, fertilization, cleavage, histogenesis, and organogenesis. 
+565-L. Embryology Laboratory. 2 hrs. 

566. Hmnan Embryology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 465 or 565. Factors which activate and regulate 

developmental processes. 

567. Diseases of Aquatic Animals. 2 hrs. Bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic diseases of freshwater and 

marine fish, shellfish, and Crustacea. 

+567-L. Diseases of Aquatic Animals Laboratory. 2 hrs. 

568. Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms. 3 hrs. Histology of Marine organisms, including tissue 

processing techniques. May be taken as MAR 530. 

+568-L. Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 569. May 
be taken as MAR 530L. 

569. Developmental Biology. 3 hrs. A comprehensive survey of the experimental, genetic, and molecular 

analysis of processes that occur during the development of complex organisms. 

57 1 . Advanced Genetics. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 370 or 475 or 575. A continuation of BSC 370. 

+571-L. Advanced Genetics Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 571. Laboratory exercises to illustrate 
basic genetic principles. 

575. Medical Genetics. 3 hrs. The basic principles of human genetics with emphasis on the causation of 

abnormality and disease. 

576. Molecular Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 370 or 477. Molecular biology of viral, prokaryotic and 

eukaryotic systems. 

577. Microbial Genetics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 370, 380. The genetics and molecular biology of 

microorganisms and viruses. 

+577-L. Microbial Genetics Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Laboratory exercises to 
demonstrate principles of bacterial and viral genetics. Must be taken concurrently with BSC 577, 

+578-L. Molecular Biology Laboratory. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 576 or 577 or permission of instructor. The 
paradigms of molecular biology in a laboratory setting. 

581. Pathogenic Microbiology. 3 hrs. Schemes for isolation and identification of major groups of disease- 

producing microorganisms. 

+58 1 -L. Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory. 1 hrs. 

582. Advanced Pathogenic Microbiology. 2 hi-s. Continuation of BSC 581. 
+582-L. Advanced Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. 

584. Virology and Tissue Culture. 3 hrs. Viral classification, replication, and biochemistry; tissue culture 

technology. 

+584-L. Virology and Tissue Culture Laboratory. 1 hrs. 

585. Viral Pathogenesis and Diagnosis. 3 hrs. Host-viral interaction from a pathological and immunological 

viewpoint. 

+585-L. Viral Pathogenesis and Diagnosis Laboratory. 1 hr. Principles of viral serology and isolation. 

586. Immunology and Serology. 3 hrs. Studies of infection, resistance, types of immunity and 

hypersensitivity. 

+586-L. Immunology and Serology Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory introduction to cellular and serologic 
immune reactions and their diagnostic usefulness. 

587. Microbial Physiology. 3 hrs. A comprehensive survey of bacterial structure, nutrition, and 

biochemistry. 

+587-L. Microbial Physiology Laboratory. 1 hr. 



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588. Food Microbiology. 2 hrs. Microorganisms affiliated with the preparation, spoilage, pathogenicity, and 

sanitation of foods. 

+588-L. Food Microbiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. 

589. Microbial Pollution of Water. 2 hrs. Control of pure water supply. 
+589-L. Microbial Pollution of Water Laboratory. 2 hrs. 

590. Marine Microbiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: General Microbiology. An introduction to the role of 

microorganisms in the overall ecology of the oceans and estuaries. May be taken as MAR 509. 

590-L. Marine Microbiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 590. May be taken as MAR 509L. 

604. Early Life History of Marine Fishes. 2 hrs. Reproductive strategies and early developmental processes 
of marine fishes. May be taken as MAR 604. 

604-L. Early Life History of Marine Fishes Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for BSC 604. May be taken as 

MAR604L. 

648. Aquatic Insect Ecology. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 41 1, 440, 443. 
+648-L. Aquatic Insect Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

691. Research. 1-16 hrs. 

692. Special Problems. 2-6 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

707. Planktology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Morphological adaptations and life histories 
of plankton. 

-1-707-L. Planktology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

717. Advanced Herpetology. 2 hrs. Systematics, natural history, distribution, and economic importance of 
reptiles and amphibians. 

+717-L. Advanced Herpetology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

740. Topics in Marine Biology. 2 hrs. Current topics in marine research. 

74 1 . Fisheries Biology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 4 1 6 or 5 1 6, or consent of instructor. Statistics and 

management of exploited fish populations. 

+741-L. Fisheries Biology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

742. Advanced Biological Oceanography. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 441 and 541. The sea as a biological 

environment. 

+742-L. Advanced Biological Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. 

743. Marine Ecology. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BSC 441 or 541. The marine environment and the ecology of 

marine organisms. 

+743-L. Marine Ecology Laboratory. 1 hr. 

750. Physiology of Marine Animals. 3 hrs. The environmental physiology of marine animals. 

75 1 . Seminar in Animal Behavior. 3 hrs. Topics in the behavior and ecology of animals. 

752. Seminar in Physiology. 2 hrs. Special topics in physiology in areas of individual interest. 

760. Cell Ultrastructure. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Structure and function of cells and cell 
organelles at the sub-cellular level. 

776. Topics in Gene Regulation. 4 hrs. An intensive review of the recent primary literature in molecular 
genetics and molecular biology, as defined by the topic chosen each semester. 

780. Principles of Immunochemistry. 3 hrs. A study of the chemistry of antigens, antibodies and 
complement and the mechanism of their interaction. 

-1-780-L. Principles of Immunochemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. 



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781. Immunohematology. 3 hrs. A study of serological genetic, and anthropological aspects of human blood 

groups, isoantigens and antibodies. 

782. Advanced Microbial Physiology. 4 hrs. Concepts of microbial nutrition, metabolism, adaptation, and 

genetics as related to growth and environment. 

789. Microbiology Seminar. 1 hr. The presentation and defense of current, classical concepts and principles 

of microbiology. May be repeated for credit. 

790. Biology Seminar. 1 hr. The presentation of current concepts in special areas of individual interest. 

791. Research in Biology. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the major professor. 

792. Special Problems. 2-6 hrs. 

793. Research in Zoology. 1-6 hrs. 

795. Research in Genetics. 1-9 hrs. 

796. Research in Microbiology. 1-9 hrs. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (BTE-105) 

552. History and Philosophy of Vocational Education. 3 hrs. For business and distributive education 

teachers. History, concepts, trends, occupations, employment opportunities, procedures, and 
techniques. 

553. Techniques of Coordination. 3 hrs. Techniques and procedures used in coordinating office occupations 

and DE programs. 

554. Methods and Materials in Teaching Distributive Education. 3 hrs. Principles, concepts, program 

plans, curricula, methods and materials, activities, research, and evaluation. 

555. Organization and Administration of Distributive Education. 3 hrs. Basic problems, objectives, and 

characteristics of DE programs as applied in their development. 

560. Administrative Office Management. 3 hrs. Principles of management; office organization, procedures, 
and supervision; layout, supplies, machines, personnel, forms, reports, and services. 

565. Microcomputers in Business Education. 3 hrs. Skill development in use of multiple software 
packages relative to business education. 

567. Desktop Publishing & Presentation Graphics. 3 hrs. Office-based microcomputer production of 
typeface/graphics enhanced media, designed to be both pleasing in appearance and effective in 
communication. 

577. Medical Transcription. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BET 102 or equivalent and 108. Emphasis on medical 

terminology, records, and forms with transcription from tapes. 

578. Advanced Medical Transcription. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BET 577. Emphasis on additional medical 

terminology, with increased emphasis on transcription. 

579. Review for the Certified Professional Secretary Examination. 3 hrs. Preparation for CPS 

Examination. Does not count as credit toward a degree. 

580. Research and Report Writing. 3 hrs. Concepts and methods of business research and style; problems 

in researching and reporting business data in written form. 

592. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. Study approved and directed by the department chairman. 

602. Concepts and Practices in Word Processmg. 3 hrs. To acquaint business teachers with word 

processing equipment and provide an overview of evolving concepts and practices in word processing, 
including the use of computers in WP, with "hands-on" keyboarding application. Laboratory included. 

608. Curricula in Business Education. 3 hrs. Factors influencing curriculum construction; content 
organization, instructional materials, and techniques. 



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65 1 . Principles of Business Education. 3 hrs. Junior high through university programs; guidance; 

qualifications and professional activities of teachers; and public relations. 

652. Seminar in Business Education. 3 hrs. An intensive study of specific problems in business education, 

and a survey of literature pertaining to the problems. 

653. Improvement of Instruction in Nonskill Subjects. 3 hrs. Methodology, instructional materials, 

evaluation, and review of significant research in the nonskill subjects of bookkeeping, basic business, 
and consumer economics. 

655. Improvement of Instruction in Skills Subjects. 3 hrs. Teaching procedures, instructional materials, 
measurement of skills, standards of achievement, and review of related research in typewriting, 
shorthand, and transcription. 

669. Research and Evaluation in Business Education. 3 hrs. Concept of evaluation; construction, 
selection, administration, and scoring of tests; review of related research. 

680. Readings in Business Education. 3 hrs. Readings in both periodical literature and research. 
Presentation of findings in a scholarly report. Approval of department chairman required. 

69 1 . Research in Business Education. 1 - 1 6 hrs. 

692. Special Problems I, II, III. 1 hr. each. Prerequisite: 9 semester hours of advanced courses in business 

education. Scholarly paper on approved problem. 

694. Field Problems. 3 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

701 . Seminar in Business Education. 3 hrs. Analysis and evaluation of significant research studies in the 
field of business education and research of a problem. 

750. Business Education in the Junior College. 3 hrs. Forces affecting junior college business curricula; 
philosophy; programs; public relations; trends, and related research. 

760. Administration and Supervision of Business Education. 3 hrs. Principles; techniques of 

administration and supervision of business education in junior high, senior high, evening schools, and 
colleges. 

780. Readings in Business Education. 3 hrs. Readings in both periodical literature and research. 
Presentation of findings in a scholarly report. 

79 1 . Research in Business Education. 1 - 1 6 hrs. 

794. Field Problems. 1-3 hrs. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using the other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 
hours each semester. 

798. Specialist Thesis. 1 -6 "nrs. 

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (CHE-320) 

500. Chemical Literature. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 256 and 311. The selection and use of the reference 
materials of chemistry: periodicals, journals, texts, patents, and other sources of information. 

504. Spectral Elucidation of Structure. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Applications of 

vibrational, electronic, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy to structure determination. 

505. Problems in Chemistry. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Undergraduate coursework in the area and permission of 

the instructor. An intensive review of specialized areas in chemistry. 

506. Modem Chemical Problem Solving 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Techniques of 

solving relevant problems relating to the quantitative aspects of chemical reactions. 



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507. Modern Chemical Problem Solving H. 3 hrs. Prerequisite Permission of instructor. Solving problems 
relating to chemical dynamics, periodicity and bonding. 

509. Chemistry Laboratory Teaching. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Instruction and 

practice for teaching assistants in the academic chemistry laboratory. 

510. Safety Principles and Procedures in the Chemical Sciences. 1 hr. Prerequisite: CHE 256 or 

permission of instructor. Common laboratory hazards and their remediation. (May be taken as PSC 
510). 

511. Instnunental Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 462. Theory and practice of instrumental methods of 

analysis; absorption spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, electrometric methods and 
fundamental electronics. 

+51 1-L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: CHE 51 1. A laboratory designed to 
accompany CHE 511. 

521. Biochemistry L 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 256. The properties of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, 

and nucleic acids; actions of enzymes and protein synthesis. 

+52 1-L. Biochemistry I Laboratory. 2 hr. Corequisite: CHE 521. An optional laboratory course to 
accompany CHE 521. 

522. Biochemistry II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 521. Major metabohc pathways with emphasis on energy 

considerations and inter-relationships of the pathways. 

+522-L. Biochemistry II Laboratory. 2 hr. Prerequisite: CHE 52 1-L. Corequisite: CHE 522. A continuation 
ofCHE521-L 

523. Analytical Biochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 521. A survey of methods used by biochemists to 

detect and characterize biologically important molecules. 

531. Inorganic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 462. Electronic state transitions and spectra, 

coordination chemistry, reaction kinetics and mechanisms, special topics. 

53 1-L. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: CHE 531. A laboratory designed to accompany 
CHE 531. 

532. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 531. Models, concepts, bonding and 

periodic trends in inorganic chemistry, special topics. 

551. Qualitative Organic Analysis. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 256. The systematic identification of pure 
organic compounds and the analysis of mixtures. Includes 6 hrs. of laboratory per week. 

561. Physical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Chemical Thermodynamics. 

+56 1-L. Laboratory for CHE 56L 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 561. Concurrent 
registration in CHE 561 is required. 

562. Physical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Kinetics and Quantum Chemistry. 

+562-L. Laboratory for CHE 562. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 562. Concurrent 
registration in CHE 562 is required. 

600. Chemical Safety in the Teaching Laboratory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

Application of the principles of chemical safety to the creation of a safe environment in high school 
and college science laboratories. 

601. Introductory Structural Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. A study of 

symmetry including group theory and point group designation, stereochemistry, and the origin of 
spectra. 

605. Chemical Analysis 1. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 31 1 and CHE 256. Separation methods including 

chromatography and centrifugation. Includes three hours of laboratory per week. 

606. Chemical Analysis H. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 31 1 and CHE 256. NMR, ESR, mass spectrometry 

and x-ray diffraction. Includes three hours of laboratory per week. 

607. Chemical Analysis m. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 31 1 and CHE 256. IR, UV-visible, ORD, CD, AA 

spectroscopy, flame photometry and fluorimetry. Includes three hours of laboratory per week. 

608. Chemical Analysis IV. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 31 1 and CHE 256. Radiochemical, electrochemical, 

electrophoretic and thermal analysis. Data handhng. Includes three hours of laboratory per week. 

609. Applied Descriptive Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Principles of 

chemical periodicity appUed to a laboratory based study of reactivity. 



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611. Advanced Analytical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 41 1 or permission of instructor. Sampling 
techniques, equilibria and activity, chemical and physical separations, and chemical methods of 
analysis. 

621 . Advanced Biochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. The inter-relationships of 
metabolic pathways with emphasis on control mechanisms. 

651. Advanced Organic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Organic Qualifying 

Examination or in special instances, permission of the instructor. The suncture of organic compounds 
and its relationship to chemical bonding, stereochemistry, resonance, and reactivity. 

652. Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 65 1 . The synthesis of organic 

compounds emphasizing modem reagents and methods. 

661. Advanced Physical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physical Chemistry 
Qualifying Examination, or in special instances, permission of the instructor. Molecular and 
thermodynamic basis for chemical phenomena. Emphasis: Applications of thermodynamics and 
statistical thermodynamics to chemical disciplines. 

689. Chemistry Seminar. 1 hr. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consultation with and permission of major professor. 

702. Photochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 65 1 or permission of instmctor. An introduction to the 
physical and chemical properties of the excited state. 

711. Analytical Spectroscopy. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 411. Quantitative determinations by I.R., visible, 
U.V., and x-ray spectroscopy techniques including atomic emission and absorption. 

713. Analytical Separations. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instmctor. Gas, ion exchange, and thin layer 
chromatography; precipitation and crystallization; zone refining and electromigration. 

719. Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instmctor. Current topics 
of interest such as electroanalytical chemistry, instmmentation, chemometrics, new spectroscopic 
methods, etc. 

721. Proteins. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 521 or permission of instmctor. Protein purification, methods of 

primary, secondary, and tertiary stmcture determinations, and the relationship between stmcture and 
biological activities. 

722. Physical Biochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 521. Application of physical-chemical methods to the 

study of biological macromolecules. 

723. Enzymes. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 521 . Mechanisms of enzyme action, and the kinetics, regulation, and 

synthesis of enzymes. 

725. Lipids. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instmctor. Study of the stmcture, functions, and metabolism of 

lipids. 

726. Hormone Biochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instmctor. The structure, biosynthesis, 

secretion, regulation, and mode of action of hormones. 

729. Current Topics in Biochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instmctor. Topics of current 

interest in biochemistry such as neurochemistry, plant molecular biochemistry, photosynthesis, aging, 
homional control. 

739. Current Topics in Inorganic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instmctor. Topics of 
current interest such as transition metal complexes, reaction mechanisms or physical methods. 

75 1 . Physical Organic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 65 1 . Selected topics including application and 

use of quantum mechanics, kinetics, cryoscopy, isotopes, etc., to organic chemistry. 

752. Mechanisms of Organic Reactions. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 651. Mechanisms of organic reactions 

with emphasis on stereochemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, and new developments as reported in the 
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755. Chemistry of Liquid Crystals. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 651. Survey of the structure, synthesis, and 
properties of the liquid crystalline state.759. Current Topics in Organic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 
Permission of instructor. Topics of current interest in organic chemistry such as natural products, 
stereochemistry, novel synthetic methodology. 

761 . Special Topics in Statistical Thermodynamics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 661 or permission of 
instructor. Statistical mechanical theory and techniques applied to calculations of thermodynamics 
properties. Topics: theory of liquids, real gas behavior, etc. 

763. Introduction to Quantum Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 661 or permission of instructor. 

Development of quantum theory relating to energy levels and bonding in chemical systems. 

764. Elements of Diffraction. 4 hrs. Scattering, phase relationships, and structural techniques via diffraction 

for gases, liquids, solutions, and solids. Includes 3 hours of laboratory per week. 

769. Current Topics in Physical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Topics of current 
interest in physical chemistry such as magnetic resonance, quantum theory, etc. 

789. Chemistry Seminar. 1 hr. 

79 1 . Research in Chemistry. 1 - 1 5 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of major instructor. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

811. Analytical Electrochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Thermodynamics of 
electrochemistry, theoretical derivation of electrochemical techniques and applications thereof. 

821. Biosynthetic Pathways. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. An indepth study of selected 

metabolic pathways. 

822. Nucleic Acid and Protein Synthesis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 621 or permission of instructor. Protein 

and nucleic acid biosynthesis, with emphasis on biological control mechanisms. 

831. Organometallic Compounds. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 631 and 651 or permission of instructor. The 
preparation, structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of compounds containing carbon- 
metal and carbon-metalloid bonds. 

851. A Survey of Heterocyclic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 651. Nomenclature, synthesis, and 
reactions of the more common heterocyclic system. 

861. Special Topics in Quantum Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 661. Topics of current interest in 

quantum chemistry such as magnetic resonance, electron spectroscopy, etc. 

862. Chemical Kinetics. 3 hrs. Experimental techniques of measuring chemical reaction rates and the 

mathematical treatment of rate data. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT (CD-805) 

550. Administration of Programs for Young Children. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 3 hrs. in Child Development. 

Evaluation of policies and procedures; organizational structure and management will be emphasized. 

55 1 . Infant Development 3 hrs. Emphasis will be given to the development and behavior of the infant. 

Supervised experiences included. 

552. Child Development Methods and Materials. 3 hrs. Provisions are made to evaluate and select 

materials for use in developing teaching techniques and planning play activities for children. Includes 
weekly laboratory experiences. 

553. Creative Activities for the Preschool Child. 3 hrs. A study of creative activities for preschool children. 

Includes weekly laboratory experiences. 

555. Supervised Participation. 6 hrs. Prerequisite: CD 452. Directed participation in programs for young 
children. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

598. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 
the developmentally disabled. 



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650. Advanced Child Development 3 hrs. A study of the child through the preschool years, investigated in 
light of personality development theories and current research. 

652. Current Trends and Theories in the Field of Child Development 3 hrs. A survey of selected theories 
in Child Development and an examination of current problems and critical issues. 

654. Seminar in Child Development 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Selected topics in Child 

Development. 

655. Practicum in Child Care Administration. 3 hrs. 

678. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 
regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. 

691. Research in Child Development 1-16 hrs. 

692. Special Problems in Child Development 1-4 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

COMMUNICATION 

Mass Communication (MC-208) 

607. Mass Communication Theory. 3 hrs. Examination of diverse theoretical approaches to the study of 
mass communication; theory building in mass communication. 

609. Communication Seminar. 3 hrs. A rotating seminar that addresses topics in the areas of Radio-TV- 
Film and Joumalism. 

621. Seminar in Public Relations. 3 hrs. Course will examine various topics essential to public relations 
practitioners such as law, management, and public relations planning; will include lectures by 
practicing professionals in public relations. 

625. Process and Effects of Mass Communication. 3 hrs. A study of the major areas of mass 
communication research literature, emphasizing mass communication effects research. 

629. Communication Internship. 3 hrs. Students will serve an intemship during one semester with a 
professional media or public relations agency. 

691. Research in Communication. 1-9 hrs. For independent reading projects of broad general nature. 

Normally limited to topics not covered in regular courses. 

692. Special Problems. 3 hrs. For independent research projects designed to answer specific questions in 

applied or theoretical communication. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 3-6 hrs., for a total of 6 hrs. 

699. British Studies: Comparative National Media Systems. 3-6 hrs. To instinct stiidents through 

lectures, research, and field tiips about die similarities and differences between the American and 
British media systems. 

720. Introduction to Graduate Research in Communication. 3 hrs. Analysis of types of problems, 

concepts, variables, definitions, designs measurement techniques, and interpretation of data prevalent 
in communication research. Involves elementary statistics and development of research proposals and 
designs. May also be taken as SCM 720. 



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721. Content Analysis of Communication. 3 hrs. Study of theory and methods of defining, categorizing, 

coding, and interpreting verbal and non-verbal elements of the communication process. Emphasizes 
source and message elements. Elementary statistical analysis, research report, and design of studies. 
May also be taken as SCM 72 1 . 

722. Commmiication Research Methods. 3 hrs. A study of the techniques and strategies used in conducting 

empirical studies of communication. Topics will include measurement, sampling, and content analysis. 
May also be taken as SCM 722. 

740. Telecommunication Policy and Regulation. 3 hrs. A study of U.S. telecommunication policy and 
regulation as shaped by technology, industry, poUtics, government, and the public. Social and political 
implications of policy are evaluated. 

747. International Communication Systems. 3 hrs. An overview of intemational communications: 
comparative broadcasting systems, intemational broadcasting, world press. 

760. Seminar in Mass Communication History. 3-6 hrs. Exploration of cultural, economic, intellectual, 
social and political trends in mass communication history, 1450 to present. May be repeated for a total 
of six hours credit. 

770. Seminar in Advertisii^. 3-6 hrs. Analysis of problems and processes of advertising, witii special 
emphasis upon tiieories, principles and research. May be repeated for a total of six hours credit. 

780. Media, Culture and Society. 3-6 hrs. Critical analysis of culmral, economic, poUtical, social and 
technological dimensions of contemporary mass media performance. May be repeated for total of six 
hours credit. 

791. Research in Communication. 1-9 hrs. For independent reading projects of a broad general nature. 

Normally limited to topics not covered in regular courses. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. For independent research projects designed to answer specific questions in 

applied or theoretical communication. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Smdents actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in tiiis course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

809. Communication Seminar. 3 hrs. A rotating seminar that addresses topics in the areas of Radio-TV- 
Film and Joumalism. 

862. Seminar in Mass Media Control and Ethics. 3 hrs. Altemate years. Problems and case studies 
concemed with regulation, deregulation, industry codes, and etitiics. 

898. Dissertation. 3- 1 2 hrs, for a total of 1 2 hours. 
Journalism (JOU-212) 

505. Problems in Newspaper Production. 3 hrs. Practical training in the production of student newspapers 
and advising of staffs. 

521. Public Relations. 3 hrs. Introduction to the professional practice of public relations, emphasizing its 

function and process, publics, tools and media of communications, and professional ethics. 

522. Public Relations Writing. 3 hrs. Concentrates on designing total public relations packages for pubUc, 

business, and non-profit organizations. Requires production of a pubUcity campaign. 

525. Business and Professional Publications. 3 hrs. Writing, editing, designing, and producing publications 
used in public relations communication with emphasis on magazines. 

528. Public and Press Relations Management 3 hrs. Emphasizes systematic analysis of clients and 

publics, formulation of goals and strategies, and multimedia communications. Evaluation of 
effectiveness and budget preparation included. Case studies and field project. 

529. Internship in Public Relations. 3 hrs. 

550. History of Joumalism. 3 hrs. Major events, issues and personalities of American mass media examined 
within interdisciplinary framework. Historical relations of print media and public institutions emphasized. 

552. Press and Society. 3 hrs. Study of the relationship between the press and the culture and institutions of society. 

555. Media Ethics. 3 hrs. Examination of major moral dilemmas, issues and practices of mass media through 
lectures and case studies, witii emphasis on moral decision-making. 



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560. Press Law and Ethics. 3 hrs. Rights and constraints of the press, including libel, privacy, copyright, 
monopoly, contempt, regulation, and other aspects of mass media law. 

570. Newspaper Organization and Management 3 hrs. Study of the interrelationships of the various 
departments in newspaper organizations of varying circulation sizes and management techniques used 
to direct their activities. 

580. Seminar in Journaiism. 3 hrs. Examination of theoretical concepts in Journalism and the setting for 
their application. 

598. British Studies in Photography. 3-6 hrs. Lecture and research in British Photography offered abroad 

under the auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies. 

599. British Studies in Journalism. 3-6 hrs. Lecture and research in British Journalism offered abroad under 

the auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies. 
Radio-Television-Film (RTF-220) 
507. Theories of Mass Communication. 3 hrs. An analysis of processes and effects of mass communication. 

516. Telecommunication Media Management 3 hrs. Examination of management responsibilities in 
broadcast radio and TV, cable TV, and other electronic media and media delivery systems. 

525. Telecommunication Media Research. 3 hrs. Prepares students to utilize and evaluate professional 
telecommunication research services and to conduct elementary studies of media audiences. 

53 1 . Advertising Management and Sales. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: RTF 330. A continuation of RTF 330, with 
emphasis upon case studies in advertising management and sales. 

540. Advanced Television Production. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: RTF 340 or permission of instructor. Advanced 
topics in video post-production theory and practice. 

547. Television Production Workshop. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: RTF 340 and 440 or permission of instructor. 

A flexible format course designed to serve the career objectives and needs of advanced students. The 
workshop may involve large or small group productions or individual projects, or some combinations. 

548. Seminar in Radio-TV. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Examination of a 

telecommunication topic. May be repeated with a different topic or combined with RTF 578 for a total 
of six credit hours. 

560. Issues in Telecommunication. 3 hrs. Examination of structural, regulatory, policy, and social concerns 
related to the U.S. telecommunication industry. 

573. The Documentary Fibn. 3 hrs. Evaluation of the documentary tradition in film through viewing and 

analysis of selected documentaries and review of pertinent literature. 

574. Techniques in Fihn Acting and Directing. 3 hrs. A course designed for advanced film and acting 

students in the techniques of performing before the motion picture camera. 

575. Film Business Procedures and Management 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study of the 

business practices and problems involved in film production. 

576. British Studies: The British Fihn. 3-6 hrs. 

577. Advanced Fibn Production Workshop. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instmctor. Students enrolled in this 

course will serve as director, cinematographer or film editor of a complete 1 6mm motion picture production. 

578. Seminar in Film. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Examination of a film topic. May be 

repeated with a different topic or combined with RTF 548 for a total of six hours. 

579. Film Theory and Criticism. 3 hrs. Study of major film theories through study of the literature of film 

theory and screening and discussion of selected films. 

580. Comparative Media Systems. 3 hrs. Study of the structure, function, and historical/ political features of 

the electronic media systems of selected nations. 

581. International Broadcasting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. An examination of the 

development, structure, functions, programming, and audiences of international broadcasting services. 

589. Caribbean Mass Media Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instmctor. Lecture and research on the 
media systems of the Caribbean Basin with special attention given to coverage of Third World news. 

692. Special Problems in Radio, Television, and Film. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. The 
student analyzes a problem area and proposes a special course arrangement with a faculty member. 
Problems range from television, film productions, writing scripts, to writing extensive research papers. 



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Speech Communication (SCM-216) 

598. Teaching Public Speakii^. 1-3 hrs. Provides instruction on how to teach public speaking. Emphasis on 

course assignments, grading, classroom management. 

599. British Studies m Communication. 3-6 hrs. Communication research and practice in Great Britain. 

Taught only in Great Britain under auspices of the Listitute of Anglo-American Studies. 

600. Speech Communication Theory & Research. 3 hrs. A survey of major research traditions in the field 

of speech communication. Topics will include persuasion, nonverbal communication, networks, and 
theories of communication. 

605. Interpersonal Communication. 3 hrs. A comparative approach to the study of interpersonal 
communication theories and methods. 

609. Speech Communication Seminar. 3 hrs. A rotating seminar that addresses topics in Speech Communication. 

610. Problems m Organizational Conmiunication. 3 hrs. Analysis of work organizations as 

communication networks. Emphasis on identification, analysis of selected problems, consultation 
methods, and administration of communication training programs. Field project. 

692. Special Problems. 3 hrs. For independent research projects designed to answer specific questions in 
applied or theoretical communication. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students 

actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources of the 
University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at least, 3 
hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, and/or using 
other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 3-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hours. 

715. Message Processes and Effects. 3 hrs. Examines construction and structuring of messages by 

communicators to form conversation, the effects of messages upon receivers, and factors which affect 
construction, structuring, and reception of messages. 

720. Introduction to Graduate Research. 3 hrs. Analysis of types of problems, concepts, variables, 

definition, design measurement techniques, and interpretation of data prevalent in communication 
research. Involves elementary statistics and development of research proposals and designs. May also 
be taken as MC 720. 

721. Content Analysis. 3 hrs. Study of theory and methods of defining, categorizing, coding, and 

interpreting verbal and non-verbal elements of the communication process. Emphasizes source and 
message elements. Elementary statistical analysis, research report, and design of studies. May also be 
taken as MC 721. 

722. Communication Research Methods. 3 hrs. A study of the techniques and strategies used in conducting 

empirical studies of communication. Topics will include measurement, sampling, and content analysis. 
May also be taken as MC 722. 

730. Theory and Research m Small Group Communication. 3 hrs. A study of human interaction in small 
group settings and the determinants and effects of such interaction. 

735. Rhetorical Theory. 3 hrs. A study of the development of rhetorical theory, ancient through 
contemporary. The course will examine classical, medieval, Renaissance, and late European 
rhetoricians, and re-emergence of rhetorical theory in the twentieth century. 

750. Theory and Research in Nonverbal Communication. 3 hrs. A study of nonverbal communication 
and its relation to effective oral communication. Topics include gender and cultural differences, 
detecting deception, persuasive strategies. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. For independent research problems designed to answer specific questions in 
applied or theoretical communication. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

809. Speech Communication Seminar. 3 hrs. A rotating seminar that addresses topks in Speech Communication. 

, 898. Dissertation. 3-12 hrs., for a total of 12 hrs. 



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COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES (CHS-750) 

508. Health Education Methods. 3 hrs. A survey of teaching methods that are appropriate for health 

education program delivery. 

509. Commiinity Health Education Planning. 3 hrs. Diagnostic phases preceding program development, 

skills in planning, organization, and implementation of health education programs in the community. 

510. School Health Education Planning. 3 hrs. Diagnostic phases preceding program development, skills in 

planning, organization, and implementation of school health education programs. 

511. Health Education Curriculum Development. 3 hrs. Coordination of curriculum development, content 

selection, and scope and sequence. 

512. Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education. 3 hrs. Instruments and techniques for measuring 

and evaluating personal health. 

5 1 4. Consumer Health. 3 hrs. The importance of consumer education as related to advertising theory and 
methods, health misconceptions, health services, medical quackery and health products. 

520. Communicable and Chronic Disease in Man. 3 hrs. Problems, control programs, and prevention of 

communicable and chronic disease. 

522. Drugs and the Whole Person. 3 hrs. Psycho-social, medical, legal, and health aspects of drugs 
(including alcohol) and their abuse. 

525. Health Administration. 3 hrs. Application of management principles to health care organizations; e.g. 
strategic planning, marketing, human resource management. 

527. Health Policy. 3 hrs. The role of the health educator in the development of public health policy, 
influencing social policy, and planning for social change. 

530. Human Sexuality. 3 hrs. Physical, emotional, and social aspects of human sexuality. 

531. Sexuality Education. 3 hrs. Theory, methods, and materials for planning, organizing, and implementing 

sexuality in school and community settings. 

536. Stress Management Techniques. 3 hrs. Theory and application of primary prevention strategies in 

stress management programs. 

537. Health Education in Clinical Settings. 3 hrs. Analysis of the role, methods and technology of Health 

Education pertaining to health care clinics and patient education. 

538. Workplace Health Promotion. 3 hrs. Study of health education theory and practice as appHed to 

occupational health. 

540. Introduction to Biostatistics. 3 hrs. Introduction to epidemiological and biomedical statistical analysis. 
Application to analytic epidemiologic and descriptive/ inferential statistical methods in health services 
research. 

560. Long Term Care Policy and Administration. 3 hrs. Introduction to Long Term Care Policy and 
Administration involving public and private programs and practice of health care for the elderly and 
special populations. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

590. Special Topics. 1-3 hrs. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 

contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

598. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 

the developmentally disabled. 

599. British Studies. 3-6 hrs. Involves variable topics. Lectures and supervised research in England. Offered 

exclusively through the USM Institute of Anglo-American Suidies. 

601 . Introduction to Community Health Practice. 3 hrs. An overview and orientation to the U.S. health 
delivery system with emphasis on community networks and programs. 

611. Internship in Community Health. 3-9 hrs. Supervised professional experience in a selected 
community health setting. 

622. Epidemiology. 3 hrs. A study of epidemiological concepts and methods related to incidence and 
prevalence of disease. 



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623. Biostatistics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: one course in statistics. Application of statistics to public health data. 
Test include simple and complex, ANOVA, ANCOVA, and multiple regression. 

640. Traffic Systems Management 3 hrs. An overview of agencies and systems involved in die 
management of vehicular traffic. 

655. Environmental Health. 3 hrs. Basic knowledge and skills required to assess impact of the 

environmental hazards on the nation's health. 

656. Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health. 3 hrs. Social and behavior determinants of health, illness, 

and sick role. 

657. Financial Aspects of Health Care. 3 hrs. An inti-oduction to the financial aspects of healtii care in 

which payment systems, budgeting, and the application of quantative information in health care finance 
is concemed. 

678. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 
regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

680. Research Techniques. 3 hrs. Problems, evaluation of problems and procedures, types and techniques of 
research. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals witii developmental disabilities. 

691. Research. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of major insdnctor. 

692. Special Problems in Safety. 3 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with tiie major professor and/or using otiier resources 
of die University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of diesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of die University must enroll in diis course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 3 or 6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

710. Seminar. 3 hrs. 

720. Community Organization for Health Education. 3 hrs. Communities and community organizations 
as they relate to health services and health education. 

744. Behavioral Problems in Safety Programs. 3 hrs. A study of behavioral, attitudinal, and motivational 
issues in a variety of safety programs. 

746. Administration and Supervision of Safety Programs. 3 hrs. Administi^tion and supervision of 
governmental, industiid, agency, and community safety programs. 

792. Special Problems in Health. 3 hrs. 

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (CET-325) 

501. Microprocessor Architecture and Applications. 3 hrs. Corequisite: CET 50 IL. Microprocessor 

architecture and applications; I/O interfaces; memory organization. Not open to Masters of Engineering 
Technology candidates who have backgrounds in computer, electrical or electronics engineering 
technology. 

+501-L. Microprocessor Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: CET 501. 

520. Embedded Microcomputer Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CET 501. Corequisite: CET 520L. Embedded 
computer applications widi microprocessor circuit design and commercial product development. 

+520-L. Embedded Microcomputer Design Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: CET 520. 

571. Small Computer Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CET 501. A study of control units, arithmetic units, 

memories, and microprogramming concepts. 

+571-L. Small Computer Systems Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: CET 571. 

572. Advanced Programmable Logic Circuits. 3 hrs. Corequisite: CET 572L. Fundamentals and 

applications of synchronous and asynchronous design through the use of advanced VLSI 
programmable logic devices. 

+572-L. Progranunable Logic Circuits Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: CET 572. 



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577. Introduction to Control Systems Technology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CET 323 and EET 312. 

Corequisite: CET 577L. Fundamental control system theory and applications; servomechanisms; 
process control; controllers, measurements and instrumentation. 

+577-L. Introduction to Control Systems Technology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: CET 577. 

578. Digital Control Systems. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: CET 571 . Design of control systems incorporating a 

computer as an on-line element. Design of control algorithms and introduction to optimal control. 

+578-L. Digital Control Systems Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite CET 578. 

592. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Supervised study in the area of computer engineering technology. 

-1-672. Digital Systems ID. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CET 571 . Fault detection in digital systems and fault tolerant 
computing. 

692. Special Problems. 1 -3 hrs. Supervised study in the area of computer engineering technology. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND STATISTICS (CSS-330) 

-1-500. Introduction to Computer Education. 3 hrs. A practical, hands-on introduction to the instructional 
utility and administrative uses of computers in education. Cannot be used to satisfy any Computer 
Science MS requirements. 

-t-501. Computer Skills for Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 240. Editing of data files, computer system 
utilization, use of BMD, SPSS, MINTTAB for processing research data. Cannot be used to satisfy 
Computer Science MS requirements. 

-1-502. Structured Basic Programming. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 500. Technical presentation of BASIC with 
scientific problem solving, algorithms and introduction to data structures. Cannot be used to satisfy 
Computer Science MS requirements. 

-1-503. Authoring Systems for Computer Based Learning. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 500. Developing 
computer based instructional modules utilizing the authoring system approach. Cannot be used to 
satisfy Computer Science M.S. requirements. 

504. Functional Programming with LOGO. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 500. An introduction to the functional 
style of programming using the LOGO programming language. This course cannot be used to satisfy 
any degree requirements in the College of Science and Technology. 

515. Methods of Mathematical Statistics 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 168. Continuous and discrete 

distribution, t-test, Chi-square test and analysis of variance. 

516. Methods of Mathematical Statistics II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 515. Orthogonal polynomial contrasts, 

multi-way classification anova, simple and multiple linear regression, polynomial regression. 

518. Sampling Methods. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 515. The planning, execution and evaluation of sample 
surveys. Simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, cluster sampling. 

+630. Communications Engineering Fundamentals. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Basic 
concepts of components and systems which provide electrical communications. Does not apply to 
Computer Science degree. 

-h631. Analog and Digital Communications. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 630. Principles and techniques of 

analog and digital communications. Fourier analysis of various modulation and multiplexing methods. 
Does not apply to Computer Science degree. 

-1-632. Communication Systems Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 631. Principles and techniques for 
analyzing the technical performance of voice and data communication systems. Does not apply to 
Computer Science degree. 

633. The Computer and Communications. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 632. The operation of and uses for 
digital computers in a communications context. Does not apply to Computer Science degree. 

636. Stochastic Processes and Queuing Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 385. Poisson process, Markov 
processes and Queuing theory. 

-f-637. Least Squares Techniques. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 516. Regression analysis, curvilinear regression, 
discriminant and factor analysis. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE (CSC-333) 

510. Operating Systems and Multiprocessing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CSC 306, 306L, 308, MAT 420. 
Corequisite: CSC 510-L. Continuation of CSC 306. Emphasis on intra-system communication. 



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+510-L. Operating Systems and Multiprocessing Laboratory. Corequisite: CSC 510. 

511. Database Management Systems Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CSC 306, 307. Design and 

implementation of DBMS. Survey of research literature. 

512. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 308. Concepts and techniques of 

intelligent systems. Survey of research literature. 

513. Algorithms. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 308. Design and analysis of algorithms. Complexity theory. 

515. Theory of Programmmg Languages. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 308. Formal treatment of programming 
language translation and compiler design concepts. 

544. Robotic Systems: Theory, Development, and Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 326. Robotic system 
development, direct kinematics, the arm equation, workspace analysis, trajectory planning and robotic 
programming methodologies. 

585. Information Retrieval in the U.K.-Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Design of 

British information processing systems. 

586. Information Retrieval in the U.K.-Applications. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

Design of information processing systems. 

616. Automata, Computability, and Formal Languages. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 415. Formal models of 
computation. Computability, complexity, languages. 

+620. Formal Methods in Programming Languages. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 616. Data and control 
abstractions. Backtracking and nondeterminism. Functional and logic programming. Program 
specification and verification. 

623. Analytical Models for Computer Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 410. Examination of the major 

models that have been used to study operating systems and the computer systems which they manage. 
Petri nets, data flow diagrams, and other models of parallel behavior. Fundamentals of queuing theory. 

624. Computer Communication Networks and Distributed Processing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 623. 

Study of networks of interacting computers. Problems, rationales, and possible solutions for both 
distributed processing and distributed databases. Major national and international communication 
protocols will be presented. 

626. Advanced Computer Architecture. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 410. Introduction to various architectures 
and techniques which have been developed or are proposed in the literature. Pipelined architecture, 
dynamic system architecture, data flow architecture, array processing. 

629. Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 616. Study of combinatorial and 
graphical techniques for complexity analysis including generating functions, recurrence relations, 
Polya's theory of counting, and NP complete problems. 

+632. Artificial Intelligence. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CSC 4 1 2. Relatively unfocused, relatively focused, 

Heuristic, and probabilistic reasoning. Production rule systems. Knowledge-based and expert systems. 
Survey of current research. 

633. Distributed Database Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 623. A consideration of the problems and 

opportunities inherent in distributed databases on a network computer system. Includes file allocation, 
directory systems, mutual exclusion, deadlock detection and prevention, synchronization, query 
optimization, and fault tolerance. 

634. Information Storage and Access. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CSC 41 1. Advanced data structures, file 

structures, and databases, with an emphasis on specialized problem areas. Access and maintenance 
issues. 

635. Computer Graphics. 3 hrs. Architecture of display systems, basic 2-D and 3-D mathematics, 3-D 

viewing and geometry, advanced surface mathematics, advanced architectures for raster and vector 
displays, hidden line and hidden surface problems, realistic imaging, software design for 3-D systems. 

636. Modeling and Simulation. 3 hrs. A study of the construction of models which simulate real systems. 

Includes probability and distribution theory, statistical estimation and inference, the use of random 
variates, and validation procedures. A simulation language is used for the solution of typical problems. 

+638. Advanced Computer Algorithms. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 413. Study of recent advances in algorithm 
design and analysis. 

+640. Mathematical Programming. 3 hrs. Linear programming. Modeling, simplex method and 
modification, duality. Networks and integer programming algorithms. 



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645. Expert Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 632. Review of classical expert systems. Study of knowledge 
representation, acquisition and epistemology to formulate rule based systems. Study of inference 
engines using statistics, Bayes' Theorem, Heuristic Techniques. 

690. Seminar in Computer Science. 1 hr. 

691. Topics in Computer Science. 3 hrs. Special topics in Computer Science of current interest to faculty 

and students, e.g.. Robotics, neural networks, pattem recognition. May be repeated for credit at 
discretion of academic adviser. 

695. Directed Study. 1-3 hrs. Individual study by a student on an area or problem approved by the student's 
academic adviser. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. For a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

699. Project 1-3 hrs. For a total of 3 hrs. 

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BCT-393) 

554. Estimating 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: BCT 554L. Material quantity 

survey techniques used in estimating costs of construction. 

554-L. Estimating I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 554. 

555. Estimating II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BCT 554. Corequisite: BCT 555L. Determination of construction 

cost, bidding procedures, and analysis of job cost data. 

555-L. Estimating n Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 555. 

558. Construction Planning and Scheduling. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Corequisite: 
BCT 558L. Critical Path Method (CPM) as a project planning, scheduling, and monitoring technique. 

558-L. Construction Planning and Scheduling Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 558. 

576. Construction Labor. 3 hrs. A study of construction labor resources, labor history, and governmental 

labor regulations. 

577. Construction Project Management 3 hrs. Duties and responsibilities of a construction manager. 

Services provided by CM firms. 

578. Applications of Construction Law. 3 hrs. Analysis of construction law and the construction process; 

legal problems in the bidding process and in the performance of the contract. 

592. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (CED-099) 

+500. Cooperative Education Work Term. hr. 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CJ-281) 

500. Graduate Practicum in Criminal Justice. 3-9 hrs. Blends theory and practice in a public or private 
criminal justice career field. It will not count toward course requirements in the degree. 

520. Methods of Criminal Justice Research and Planning. 3 hrs. An indepth study of criminal justice 
planning, evaluation and research. 

526. Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. 3 hrs. A study of foreign criminal justice systems with 
emphasis on how they suggest possible reforms for the American system. 

530. Criminal Procedure. 3 hrs. A survey of procedural criminal law. Due process, statute of limitation, 
venue, and double jeopardy are covered. 

533. Evidence, Search, and Seizure. 3 hrs. An examination of laws of evidence and the procedures for 
obtaining it with special emphasis on application in criminal court. 

540. Police in the United States. 3 hrs. A study of the policies and human issues affecting law enforcement 
agencies in the United States. 

550. Administration of Criminal Corrections. 3 hrs. An in-depth study of administration of the 
correctional systems. To include: management, the incarceration process, probation, and parole. 



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551. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. 3 hrs. Course examines probation and parole 
systems, other alternatives to incarceration, and rehabilitative features available for offenders. 

560. Juvenile Justice Systems. 3 hrs. A study of police in delinquency prevention, investigation of juvenile 

crime, disposition of offenders, and juvenile courts. 

561. Juvenile Corrections. 3 hrs. Course provides the student interested in juvenile corrections with an in- 

depth perspective of the numerous treatment modalities currently in use. 

563. Family Law. 3 hrs. An indepth study of common law and statutory law relating to the family 
emphasizing legal remedies to violence and its effects on the criminal justice system. 

570. Political Economy of Criminal Justice. 3 hrs. 

571. Victims of Crime. 3 hrs. Provides an in-depth study of factors that affect the victims of crime. Specific 

crimes are studied and remedies explored. 

580. Seminar in Criminal Justice. 3 hrs. A seminar course dealing with all aspects of the criminal justice 
system, tying together the knowledge of criminal justice previously learned. 

589. Caribbean Studies. 3 hrs. A comparative study of criminal law, courts, and corrections through 
lectures, field exercises, and research. 

598. British Studies: Comparative Criminal Jurisprudence. 3-6 hrs. A comparative study abroad of 

criminal law, courts, and procedures. 

599. British Studies: Comparative Drug Law. 3-6 hrs. A comparative study of the instructional responses 

to drug abuse and related criminal offenses and an analysis of their differences. 

625. Seminar in Criminal Justice Planning and Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: A basic statistics 
course or its equivalent and consent of instructor. A study of criminal justice planning 
methodology and research requirements. 

630. Seminar in Civil Liberties and Criminal Law. 3 hrs. A study of the legal and moral responsibility of 

the criminal justice system to individual rights. 

63 1 . Seminar in Anglo-American Crimmal Law and Procedure. 3 hrs. A detailed study of topics in 

English criminal law and procedure oriented toward understanding the basis of American criminal 
justice and solutions to common problems. 

640. Seminar in Legal Issues in Police Administration. 3 hrs. A study of legal issues involved in the 
administration of a modem police agency. 

650. Seminar in Comparative Methods of Treatment in Corrections. 3 hrs. An analysis of comparative 
treatment methodologies utilized by correctional programs throughout the United States and in Europe. 

660. Seminar in Juvenile Law. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CJ 460/560 or approval of professor. An in-depth 
study of specific problems in the law pertaining to battered, neglected and delinquent children 
and their families. 

692. Special Problems. 1 -3 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

699. Seminar in Advanced Topics m Comparative Criminal Justice. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CJ 426/526 or 

approval of professor. Study abroad of selected topics of foreign criminal justice systems. Emphasis is 
on theory. 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: ELEMENTARY (CIE-115) 

503. Kindei^arten-Primary Education. 3 hrs. A practicum designed to give teaching experiences in 
understanding the social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development of children. 

512. Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disability for the Classroom Teacher. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 
CIE 306 and 309. Provides relevant practicum experiences in evaluation and gives extended 
opportunities in child tutoring appropriate to grades 2-8. 

540. Supervision for Effective Student Teaching. 1 hr. Introduction to the University of Southem 
Mississippi's student teaching program and the roles and responsibilities of associated personnel. 



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542. Computational Errors in Elementary Mathematics. 1 hr. The identification and remediation of pupil 
errors in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

591. The Reading Conference. 3 hrs. An intensive program consisting of lectures, group discussion and 
demonstration lessons. Only three hours may be used for degree purposes. 

594. Learning Resources in Early Childhood Education. 3 hrs. Students will become acquainted with 

learning sources, selection, use and production of multimedia materials for kindergarten and primary 
education. 

595. British Studies in Early Childhood Education. 1-6 hrs. Compares and contrasts the philosophies and 

current trends of American and British early childhood education. 

598. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 

the developmentally disabled. 

599. British Studies: Studies in British Education. 1 -6 hrs. Three hours of lectures dealing with education 

in British education. 

600. Curriculum Development and Teaching Approaches in Multicultural Education. 3 hrs. Provides 

an introduction to multicultural education with emphasis on curriculum development and teaching 
techniques. 

602. Procedural Errors in Mathematics. 3 hrs. A workshop in the identification and remediation of 
procedural errors in the basic operations of elementary school arithmetic. 

606. Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary Grades. 3 hrs. The basic concepts of language teaching 
and learning with consideration of all tlie language arts and their interrelationships. 

615. Student Discipline Techniques and Procedures for Teachers and Administrators. 3 hrs. Provides a 

comprehensive overview of strategies for disciplining students. 

616. Teacher/Administrator Legal Rights and Responsibilities. 3 hrs. Provides a comprehensive overview 

of the legal rights and responsibilities for teachers and administrators. 

622. Supervision and Curriculum in Reading. 3 hrs. The role of reading supervisors and school 

administrators in developing and implementing programs for improvement of reading instruction in the 
schools. 

678. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 
regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

691. Research in Reading. 1-16 hrs. Designed to provide a student with the opportunity to pursue an 

individual research project or to make an intensive review of reading research on a selected topic.692. 
Special Problems 1, 11, IE. 1 hr. A problem study to be approved by the department chairman to 
develop knowledge and facility in a field of interest of the student. Preparation of a scholarly paper is 
requited. 

692. Special Problems I, H, in. 1 hr. each. A problem study to be approved by the department chairman to 

develop knowledge and facility in a field of interest of the student. Preparation of a scholarly paper is 
required. 

694. Field Problems in Production I, n. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the department chairman. This 
course provides students with an opportunity to study local school problems in a field setting under the 
supervision of a graduate professor. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 3 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed.704. Reading for Different Cultural Groups. 3 hrs. 

Reviews the research relating to the culturally different, specifically relating to characteristic 
differences and effective teaching materials and methodologies. 



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705. Modem Concepts in Reading Skill Development. 3 hrs. An intensive development of the skills 

required in classroom reading emphasizing methods and materials required to teach the skills. 

706. Psychology of Reading. 3 hrs. Considers the components of the reading process, with emphasis on 

language and reading approached from a theoretical point of view. 

713. Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disability for the Classroom Teacher. 3 hrs. 
Prerequisite: CIE 706. Deals with corrective and remedial reading in the elementary school covering 
causes of disability, procedures in diagnosis, and classroom remedial treatment. 

715. Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disability for the Reading Specialist 3 hrs. 
Prerequisite: CIE 706. Deals with the role of the reading specialist, reading clinic organization, 
diagnostic remedial materials and techniques, with limited testing-teaching and clinical observation 
experiences. 

717. Professional Relationship in Improved Elementary Programs. 3 hrs. A course designed to 
investigate behavioral factors and individuals and groups as they affect elementary school 
environments. 

720. Internship in Reading: Public School. 3-6 hrs. The student is assigned to a public school in a teaching 

or supervisory capacity under the direct supervision of a reading faculty member in order to develop 
competency in instruction, administration or clinical skills. 

721. Practicmn in Remedial Reading for the Reading Specialist 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CEE 715. Provides 

supervisory experiences in diagnosis in prescribing materials for remediation and in directing remedial 
reading procedures for small groups of reading disability cases. 

724. Problems of Teaching Mathematics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 310 or consent of instinctor. A study of 

elementary school techniques, particularly those related to number concept, of teaching arithmetic 
based on research studies and current practices. 

725. Social Studies Education in Elementary School. 3 hrs. A course which deals with programs, practices, 

trends, and investigation of criteria for evaluating, planning, organizing, and improving social studies 
programs. 

726. The Development of the Latin Countries. 3 hrs. A seminar which deals with the historical, political, 

social, and economic development of the Latin American region. 

727. Diagnostic Techniques in Elementary Mathematics. 3 hrs. Varied data sources which serve the 

diagnostic teaching cycle are investigated. 

728. Curriculum m the Elementary School. 3 hrs. A course involving analysis and evaluation of 

curriculum elements and procedures in terms of the implications for the individual, the school, and the 
community. A major paper on a curriculum topic is required. 

729. Reading in the Elementary School. 3 hrs. Provides for extensive study of recent trends in materials 

and methods in reading in the elementary school including significant related research studies. 

730. Practicum m Elementary Mathematics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CIE 724 and 727, or permission of the 

instructor. Provides experience in the diagnosis and developmental instruction of elementary pupils and 
explores related materials. 

733. Practicum in Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disability for the Classroom Teacher. 3 hrs. 
Prerequisite: CIE 713. Develops the skills necessary in making a complete reading diagnosis including 
evaluations, interpretations, and recommendations. 

736. Practicum m Reading Diagnosis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CIE 713. Enables the student to work with small 
groups of corrective reading cases diagnosing needs and teaching corrective lessons. 

753. Instructional Management 3 hrs. Designed to help school districts develop and manage their 
educational program through clear instructional objectives and matching test items. 

756. Developing Community Education. 3 hrs. A course designed to acquaint teachers with the concept of 
community education and its impact on their role in the classroom through strengthening community 
ties. 

762. Research in Elementary Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Advanced graduate status or permission of 
chairman of department. Designed to familiarize the student with the elements and methods of 
research, with the representative types of research, and with the major contributions of research to tiie 
field of elementary education. 

768. Children's Literature in the Curriculum for the Early Years: An Awareness, Criteria, and 
Evaluation. 3 hrs. 



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770. Practicum in Early Childhood Education. 3 hrs. Curriculum planning, administrdtion, and 
supervision are stressed through research and practice in laboratory settings. 

772. Practicum witii Parents. 3 hrs. Parent-teacher-child inu-apersonal and interpersonal relationships are 
investigated through research and practice in laboratory settings. 

776. Seminar in Early Childhood Education. 3 hrs. Emphasis is on early childhood practice, theory, and 

research and their relatedness to psychological, sociological, and intellectual patterns. 

777. Evaluation in Early Childhood Education. 3 hrs. An introduction to specific principles and practices 

relative to group and individual evaluation procedures for early childhood education. 

778. Creative and Mental Growth. 3 hrs. Research in creative thinking and its relationship to mental 

growth is emphasized. 

780. Research in Child Development 3 hrs. A course concerning methods and research in child growth in 
social, emotional, psychological, and physiological development. 

782. History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education. 3 hrs. An investigation of Pestalozzi, 

Froebel, Montessori, and others representing philosophies influencing today's curricula and programs. 

785. Seminar in Reading Instruction. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CIE 705, CIE 706, CIE 729. Considers topics 
pertinent to current research in reading instructions. Topics announced in advance of registration. 

791. Research in Elementary Education. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the major professor. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. 

794. Field Problems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the department chairman. This course provides 

students with an opportunity to study local school problems in a field setting under the supervision of a 
graduate professor. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

798. Specialist Thesis. 6 hrs. Specialist's degree candidates are required to select a significant educational 

problem for investigation and to present the findings in a scholarly report under the guidance of a 
graduate committee. 

862. Seminar in Elementary Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Advanced graduate status or permission of the 
chairman of the department. A course which is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses upon 
contributions of research, philosophy, history, sociology, and educational psychology as it applies to 
the resolution of major issues in elementary education. 

880. Advanced Graduate Seminar in Education. 1 hr. A series of in-depth discussions and analyses of 
significant educational problems and issues for students in advanced programs. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: SECONDARY (CIS-I20) 

540. Supervision for Effective Student Teaching. 1 hr. Introduction to The University of Southern 

Mississippi's student teaching program and the roles and responsibilities of associated personnel. 

541 . Foundations of Reading Instruction for the Adult 3 hrs. This course involves an examination of the 

basis of reading instruction for the nonliterate adult. 

542. Methods and Materials for Teaching Adults to Read. 3 hrs. Instructional and diagnostic materials 

and methods for dealing with functionally illiterate adults. 

570. Curriculum in the Secondary School. 2 hrs. A course which examines the present-day structure and 
nature of the secondary school curriculum. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

598. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 

the developmentally disabled. 

599. British Studies: Shidies in British Education. 1-3 hrs. 



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600. Curriculum Development and Teaching Approaches in Multicultural Education. 3 hrs. Provides 
an introduction to multicultural education with emphasis on curriculum development and teaching 
techniques. 

615. Student Discipline Techniques and Procedures for Teachers and Administrators. 3 hrs. Provides a 

comprehensive overview of strategies for discipUning students. 

616. Teacher/Administrator Legal Rights and Responsibilities. 3 hrs. Provides a comprehensive overview 

of the legal rights and responsibihties for teachers and administrators. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

692. Special Problems I, n, HI. 1 hr. each. A problem study to be approved by the department chairman 
to develop knowledge and facility in the field of interest of the student. Preparation of a scholarly 
paper is required. 

694. Field Problems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the department chairman. This course provides 

students with an opportunity to study local school problems in a field setting under the supervision of a 
graduate professor. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consultiixg with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 3 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

700. Seminar in Secondary Education. 3 hrs. An investigation of the major trends and objectives of the 

secondary school with emphasis upon the disciphnary areas of the curriculum. 

701. Algebra for Secondary Teachers. 3 hrs. Consideration is given to the problems relating to the teaching 

of algebra and a new review of special algebraic principles. 

705. Professional Subject Matter in Mathematics. 3 hrs. A study of ways to enrich the teaching of high 

school mathematics through the introduction of basic topics and concepts of college mathematics. 

706. Geometry for Secondary Teachers. 3 hrs. Consideration is given to the problems pertaining to the 

teaching of high school geometry and a review of special geometric principles. 

707. Materials in the Teaching of Mathematics. 3 hrs. A study of materials to be used in the teaching of 

secondary school mathematics both in the classroom and in extraclass activities. 

708. High School Curriculum. 3 hrs. An overview of the field of curriculum and instruction at the 

secondary-school level with special emphasis upon contemporary trends. 

710. Mathematics for Junior High School Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: To be teaching junior high school 
mathematics or have at least a minor in college mathematics. Consideration is given to the problems 
relative to the teaching of mathematics in grades 7, 8, and 9 and to the organization of mathematical 
subject matter for these grades. 

723. Research and Problems in Mathematics Education. 3 hrs. A seminar for experienced teachers who 
wish to plan developmental programs of mathematics instruction in light of recent developments. 

730. Reading and Study Improvement Techniques for the Junior and Senior College Teacher of 

Reading. 3 hrs. Summarizes research, methods, and techniques of college reading programs including 
a practicum or intemship experience in REF 334. 

737. Practicum in Remedial Reading Instruction. 3 hrs. Provides the student experiences in secondary 
reading diagnosis and remediation with emphasis on techniques in a practicum setting. 

750. Advanced Study of Problems and Issues in Teaching Secondary School Social Studies. 3 hrs. 

Explores inquiry strategies for the social studies classroom and seeks to foster a firm understanding of 
basic analytical concepts and principles for the experienced social studies teacher. 

753. Instructional Management 3 hrs. Designed to help school districts develop and manage their 

educational program through clear instructional objectives and matching test items. 

754. Reading in the Secondary Schools. 3 hrs. A course providing for extensive study of trends in materials 

and methods in secondary school reading including significant research studies which relate to these. 

756. Developing Community Education. 3 hrs. A course designed to acquaint teachers with the concept 
of community education and its impact on their role in the classroom through strengthening 
community ties. 



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79 1 . Research in Secondary Education. 1 - 1 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the major professor. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. 

794. Field Problems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the department chairman. This course provides 

students with an opportunity to study local school problems in a field setting under the supervision of a 
graduate professor. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

798. Specialist Thesis. 6 hrs. Specialist degree candidates are required to select a significant educational 

problem for investigation and to present the findings in a scholarly paper under the guidance of a 
graduate committee. 

880. Advanced Graduate Seminar in Education. 1 hr. A series of in-depth discussions and analyses of 
significant educational problems and issues for students in advanced programs. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

DANCE (DAN-687) 

553. Advanced Jazz. 2 hrs. The study and application of the principles of jazz movement. May be repeated 
for a total of six (6) hours. 

568. Musical Theatre Dance. 2 hrs. 

587-L. Practicum in Movement 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of 9 hrs. 

599. British Studies. 3-6 hrs. Studies in dance and movement sciences abroad (5 weeks). 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (ED-265) 

55 1 . Theories of Economic Location. 3 hrs. Principals of economic location analysis with emphasis on 
locational decision-making and investment by different types of businesses. Relevance to economic 
development is stressed. 

651. Methods of Economic Development Research. 3 hrs. Examines research methods for local, regional, 

and state economic development agencies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

652. Contemporary Issues in Economic Development 1 to 3 hrs. variable credit. May be repeated for a 

total of 9 hrs. Examines critical issues facing economic developers with a focus on policy formulation 
in the Southeastem U.S. 

653. Dynamics of Economic Development 3 hrs. Theory and practice of spatial aspects of economic 

development as applied to local, regional, and national economies and to the worid market economy. 

654. Preparing for Community Economic Development. 3 hrs. Provides practical instruction in the 

operation of a local economic development agency with emphasis on community preparation 
techniques and concepts. 

655. Economic Development Finance. 3 hrs. Overview of financing principles for managing a local 

economic development organization, evaluating strategic development plans and specific projects, and 
coordinating industrial development incentive packages. 

656. Rural Economic Development 3 hrs. Focuses on rural development problems with emphasis on 

the Southeastem U.S.; examines national and state policies and pracfices for stimulanng 
nonmetropolitan development. 

657. Promoting Community Economic Development 3 hrs. Provides practical instruction in concepts and 

techniques for promoting a community, region, or state for new and existing business investments. 

658. Applied Research Problems in Economic Development 3 hrs. This is a capstone course designed to 

challenge and synthesize the student's proficiency in economic development. It consists of several 
research problems to be completed and successfully defended during the semester. Problems are 
assigned based on the student's program of courses and specializations. 

691. Internship. 1-9 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours. Involves placement in an economic 
development agency and participation in actual agency activities. 



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692. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Involves study in a specific topic of 
work in a specific area of research under the direction of a consulting faculty member. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hours. Independent research project initiated, designed, researched, and 

written by the student under the supervision of a major professor and a thesis committee. 

ECONOMICS (ECO-610) 

520. Managerial Economics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Computer literacy, calculus. An examination of micro- 
economic theory as applied to managerial decision making. See also MBA 520. 

598. International Economics Seminar Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. 
Conducted in London, England: a series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on 
international economic issues and practices. 

606. Microeconomic Analysis for Business. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ECO 201-202 or ECO 520. A study of 
pricing and resource allocation with emphasis on applying microeconomic concepts. 

672. International Trade and Finance. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ECO 201-202, FIN 300, and consent of the 
instructor. A study of international trade theory, balance of payments adjustment mechanisms, 
exchange rate determination, and the role of the MNC in die international economy. 

692. Special Problems in Economics. 1-6 hrs. 

699. International Economics Research Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. A 

research course in international economics offered for students enrolled in ECO 598. 

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (EDA-130) 

540. Community Education and the Professional Educator. 1 hr. Introduction to the concept of 
community education and its importance in building a base of community support for schools. 

598. British Studies: Studies m British Education. 3 hrs. Provides students with information on various 

topics related to British education and with field experiences related to British educational institutions. 

599. British Studies: Research in British Education. 3-6 hrs. To provide students with supervised research 

study on British education that relates to their interests or educational specialty. 

600. Basic Course in Educational Administration and Supervision. 3 hrs. The introductory course for 

teachers and prospective administrators provides an overview of administrative roles in education. 

601. Introduction to Community Education. 3 hrs. Designed to acquaint students with the historical 

development of community education, and to review the basic components of the community school. 

615. Student Discipline Techniques and Procedures for Teachers and Administrators. 3 hrs. Provides a 

comprehensive overview of strategies for disciplining students. 

616. Teacher/Administrator Legal Rights and Responsibilities. 3 hrs. Provides a comprehensive overview 

of the legal rights and responsibilities for teachers and administrators. 

620. Supervision of Instruction. 3 hrs. A practical course in supervision for prospective school principals 
and supervisors of instruction. Deals with principles and procedures of supervision. 

630. Organization and Administration of the Elementary School. 3 hrs. A study emphasizing 
administrative problems and professional leadership in the elementary school. 

632. Organization and Administration of the Junior High and Middle Schools. 3 hrs. Examines the 
Junior High-Middle School function, objectives and program from the viewpoint of the administrator 
and supervisor. 

634. Organization and Administration of the Secondary School. 3 hrs. The study of practical problems 
encountered by high-school principals in: scheduling, attendance, discipline, office management, and 
the selection and supervision of staff. 

650. School Business Management 3 hrs. A practical course in the overall aspects of present day school 
business administration. 

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692. Special Problems I, II, III. 1 -3 hrs. A problem study to develop knowledge and facility in a field of 
interest for the student which requires preparation of a scholarly paper under the supervision of a 
graduate professor. 

694. Field Problems in Production I and II. 3 hrs. Opportunity to study local school problems under 

careful supervision of a graduate professor. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

700. Public School Finance. 3 hrs. Emphasizes principles of taxation; local, state, and federal financing of 

public education; equalization of education opportunity. 

701 . Analysis of Teaching Behavior. 3 hrs. Designed to analyze teaching behavior to determine 

competency, including interaction analysis and microteaching skills. 

704. School Community Relations. 3 hrs. A study of school community relations purposes, principles, 

policies, and procedures. 

706. Education Facilities Development and Management 3 hrs. A comprehensive study of the 
administrative function in facilities, renovation, planning, maintenance, and management. 

708. Administration of School Personnel. 3 hrs. Stresses administrative relationships involved in 
developing satisfactory personnel policies, techniques, and regulations. 

710. School Law. 3 hrs. Legal aspects of such factors as school money, church-state relationships, injury to 

pupils, student and teacher rights, and related matters. 

711. Higher Education in the United States. 3 hrs. This course provides an overview of the development, 

scope, philosophy, objectives, and recent innovations in colleges and universities. 

712. The Community/Junior College. 3 hrs. This course treats the development, functions, programs, 

philosophy, issues, and research related to the two-year college. 

713. Curricula in Higher Education. 3 hrs. A study of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education 

curriculum development in community/junior and senior colleges. 

715. Administration and Supervision of College Teaching. 3 hrs. A study of the administration of college 
faculty personnel services and of techniques for faculty development. 

717. Continuing Education and Community Service. 3 hrs. The role and scope of continuing education 
and community service in higher education, including the community college. 

719. Organization and Administration of Occupational Education in the Community College. 3 hrs. 

Economic, social, educational and legal bases for occupational education; administration of secondary 
and community college programs. 

720. Advanced Curriculum Development 3 hrs. Designed for the school administrator who has or will 

have responsibility for curriculum development in a school system. 

730. Media Skills for Successful School-Community Relations. 3 hrs. Designed to build communication 

skills needed for a successful school-community relations program. 

736. Practicum in Educational Administration. 3 hrs. Seminar-experiences in administrative problems 
from the standpoint of the chief school officer and the central office staff. 

738. Practicum in Supervision. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: EDA 620. An advanced seminar in supervisory services 
and current problems from a central office viewpoint. 

740. Advanced Instructional Supervision. 3 hrs. Designed to develop a systematic approach to 

instructional improvement that will be of use to die generalist or specialist. Prerequisites: EDA 600 and 
EDA 620. 

742. Consensus Decision-Makmg in Education. 3 hrs. Designed to help school administrators improve 
their skills in using faculty and community groups in educational decision-making. 

750. Administrative Workshop I, II, III, and IV. One and one-half hours per week. (Course may be 

repeated, with only nine hours counting toward a degree.)753. Evaluating Instructional Management. 3 
hrs. Provides strategies for assessing instructional management practices. 



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755. The Superintendency. 3 hrs. Analyzes roles, responsibilities, and relationships as well as problems and 

issues associated with the position of school superintendent. 

756. Developing Community Education. 3 hrs. Designed to acquaint educators and agency representatives 

with the concept of community education and how it builds a strong base of community support for the 
schools. 

780. Educational Leadership Seminar. 3 hrs. The nature and roles of leadership in educational settings with 
emphasis on self assessment and leadership style in educational decision making. 

791. Research in Educational Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: 

Approval of the major professor. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. 

794. Field Problems in Administration I, H, HI. 1 hr. A project dealing with a specific problem in school 
administration. An on-the-job training program with the work being done under the supervision of a 
graduate professor. This registration must be approved by the departmental chairman upon the 
recommendation of the student's major professor. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

798. Specialist Thesis. 6 hrs. Selection of practical educational problems for solution by candidates for the 

specialist's degree, using research and professional knowledge. A scholarly report is required. 

800. Seminar: Theories in Educational Organization and Administration. 3 hrs. This course deals with 
the theories and concepts underiying present day school organization, administration, and supervision. 

814. Organization and Administration of Higher Education. 3 hrs. A smdy of organizational and 

administrative roles of structure, govemance, coordination, control and finance of higher education. 

816. Seminar in Problems in Higher Education. 3 hrs. Discussion of problems and topics in higher 
education to be determined by the students and the instructor. 

889. Special Topics Seminar. 1 hr. (Max. 3 hrs.) A seminar for in-residence doctoral students in educational 
administration, emphasizing current issues selected by students in consultation with faculty. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (EET-398) 

512. Advanced Network Analysis. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: EET 512L. 
Transfer functions; network analysis by Laplace transform methods. Not open to Masters of 
Engineering Technology candidates who have backgrounds in electrical or electronics engineering 
technology. 

+512-L. Advanced Network Analysis Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: EET 512. 

561. Electric Power Generation and Distribution. 3 hrs. Power generation and distribution, load flow, 
faults, grids, and layout. 

592. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Supervised study in area of electronics engineering technology related to 
manufacturing. 

692. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Supervised study in the area of electronics engineering technology. 

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ENT-302) 

510. Foundations in Computer Aided Draftmg and Design. 3 hrs. Fundamentals of computer use for 
drafting and design using commercial software. 

520. Computer Aided Drafting and Design H. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENT 510. CADD appUed to 

architectural and engineering drawing using AUTOCAD. Graphics programming in two- and three- 
dimensions. 

530. Solar Heating and Cooling. 3 hrs. Corequisite: ENT 530L. Solar energy conversion methods; 

collectors; residential, commercial solar heating and cooling. Economics of solar energy. Total energy 
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+530-L. Solar Heating and Cooling Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ENT 530. 

570. Electronics for Scientists. 3 hrs. Corequisite: ENT 570L. Practical electronics needed for maximum 
utilization of scientific instrumentation, automation, and logic circuits. 

+570-L. Electronics for Scientists Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ENT 570. 

601 . Cost Analysis and Control. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENT 390. Applied cost control methods and techniques 
to establish prices of products for their targeted market segment. 

620. Advanced Wireframe and Solid Modeling. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENT 520 or permission of instructor. 
CADD techniques for 3-D wireframe and solid modeling. 

650. Advanced Design Systems in Engineering Technology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 
Application of advanced design tools and processes in engineering technology. 

680. Engineering Technology Seminar. 1-6 hrs. Presentation of engineering technology industrial 
applications, practices, and problem solutions. May be repeated for a total of 6 hrs. 

691. Research. 1-6 hrs. Investigation of current research and literature in engineering technology; 

development of writing skills; a thesis/prospectus must be orally defended. A maximum of 3 hrs. can 
be applied toward a degree in Engineering Technology. 

692. Topics in Engineering Technology. 1-6 hrs. Investigation of specific topics related to engineering 

technology. May be repeated for a total of 6 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. 1-12 hrs. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward 

degree. Students actively working on a thesis or project, consulting with major professor, and/or using 
University resources and who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hrs. of thesis or 
project credit must enroll in this course for at least 3 hrs. each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. For a total of 6 hours. Credit deferred until thesis is complete. 

699. Project 1-3 hrs. For a total of 3 hours. Credit deferred until project is complete. 

ENGLISH (ENG-224) 

501. Advanced Grammar. 3 hrs. Introduces structural and transformational grammar. (Required for 
secondary or middle-grade certification in English.) 

503. Introduction to Linguistics. 3 hrs. Introduces the principles of descriptive linguistics. 

506. History of the English Language. 3 hrs. Surveys the development of the English language from Old 
English to the present. 

508. Studies in Theoretical Linguistics. 3 hrs. Topics include syntax, phonology, semantics, lexicology. 

509. Studies in Applied Linguistics. 3 hrs. Topics include field methods, varieties of English, 

psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics. 

513. Survey of the Modern Novel. 3 hrs. Examines major Brifish and Continental novels of the last 
hundred years. 

515. Survey of Modem Poetry. 3 hrs. Acquaints students with the work of the significant modem poets, as 
well as the modem period's important poetic innovations and movements. 

517. Survey of Modern Drama. 3 hrs. Studies important British and Continental dramas of the 

twentieth century. 

5 1 8. Literature and Related Media for Adolescents. 3 hrs. Study of adolescent literature and other related 

materials for use by and with young people in grades 7-12. (Also offered as LIS 518). 

519. Studies in World Literature. 3 hrs. Studies Continental, British, and American writers of the 

nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Repeatable to nine hours. 

521. Fiction Writing HI. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the instructor, and 

enrollment in Center for Writers. Provides an opportunity to develop techniques of fiction writing. 
Repeatable to nine hours. 

522. Poetry Writing HI. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the instructor, and enrollment 

in Center for Writers. Provides an opportunity to develop techniques of fiction writing. Repeatable to 
nine hours. 

523. Creative Non-fiction Writing. 3 hrs. Workshop in writing non-fiction prose: Personal essay, 

reviews, opinion. 

525. Readings in the Theory of Fiction. 3 hrs. Studies theories and forms of contemporary fiction. 
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526. Readings in the Theory of Poetry. 3 hrs. Studies theories and forms of contemporary poetry. 
Repeatable to six hours. 

533. Advanced Technical Writing. 3 hrs. An advanced course in technical writing in which students 
prepare three or four assignments related to a single research problem. 

540. Literary Criticism. 3 hrs. Provides a historical approach to the study of literary criticism from the 
classical period to the present. Emphasis will be on major texts and major critics. 

551. Chaucer. 3 hrs. Emphasizes a close reading of The Canterbury Tales. 

554. Shakespeare's Comedies and Tr^comedies. 3 hrs. Studies a selected group of Shakespeare's dramas. 

555. Shakespeare's Histories and Tragedies. 3 hrs. Studies a selected group of Shakespeare's dramas. 

556. Survey of Sixteenth-Century British Literature. 3 hrs. Studies the more important British writers of 

this period. 

557. Survey of the Development of British Drama to 1642. 3 hrs. Studies British drama from its 

beginnings to 1642, exclusive of Shakespeare. 

558. Survey of Seventeenth-Century British Prose and Poetry. 3 hrs. Surveys British literature of the 

period 1600 to 1660, with emphasis on the "schools" of Donne and Jonson. 

559. Milton. 3 hrs. Studies the poetry and prose of Milton with emphasis on the major works. 

560. Survey of British Literature, 1660-1740. 3 hrs. Surveys British literature from the Restoration to 1740. 

562. Survey of British Literature, 1740-1798. 3 hrs. Surveys British literature from 1740 to 1798. 

563. Victorian Fiction Prose. 3 tirs. Survey of British fiction and non-fiction prose in the period 1830-1900. 

564. Survey of the British Novel to 1900. 3 hrs. Studies the development of British fiction from Richardson 

through Hardy. 

565. Survey of Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Romantic. 3 hrs. Surveys poetry and prose of the 

period 1790 to 1830. 

566. Victorian Poetry and Drama. 3 hrs. Survey of British poetry and drama of the period 1830-1900. 

567. Survey of Twentieth-Century British Literature. 3 hrs. Studies major twentieth-century British 

writers, emphasizing novelists and dramatists. 

568. British Women Writers. 3 hrs. Literature written by British women writers. Variable content. 

569. Studies in British Literature. 3 hrs. Examines various topics in British literature. Repeatable to 

nine hours. 

570. Survey of the American Literary Renaissance, 1820-1870. 3 hrs. Examines the writings of Emerson, 

Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and others. 

57 1 . Survey of the Rise of Realism in American Literature, 1870-1920. 3 hrs. Examines American 

literature after the Civil War, focusing on the terms realism and naturalism. 

572. Survey of American Drama. 3 hrs. Studies American drama from its beginnings to the present, with 

emphasis on the twentieth century. 

573. Studies m African- American Literature. 3 hrs. Focuses on specific genres, topics, or writers of 

African- American Literature. 

577. Survey of the American Novel 1920 to 1960. 3 hrs. Studies techniques and historical backgrounds of 

the major novelists. 

578. American Women Writers. 3 hrs. Literature written by American women writers. Variable content. 
585. Literature of the South. 3 hrs. Emphasizes the fiction, poetry, and drama of Southem writers. 

589. Studies in American Literature. 3 hrs. Studies notable movements, genres, and problems of American 

literature. Repeatable to nine hours. 

590. ReadlngAVriting Theory and Application. 3 hrs. Reading/writing theory and applications. Course 

includes a computer component. 

596. Caribbean Studies. 3 hrs. Variable content. Lecture series under the auspices of the Center for 

International Education 

597. Special Topics in British Literature. 6 hrs. A five-week course taught in London, England, offering an 

intensive study of special topics in British literature. 

598. British Studies 1. 3-6 hrs. A five-week course taught in London, England. Generally offers an intensive 

study of topics and figures from the beginning of English hterature to 1 800. 



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599. British Studies II. 3-6 hrs. A five-week course taught in Lx)ndon, England. Generally offers an 

intensive study of topics and figures in English literature from 18(X) to the present. 

627. Introduction to Publisliing. 3 hrs. A practical inU^cxiuction to the business of publishing, concentrating 
on publishing and marketing. 

640. Bibliography and Methods of Research in English. 3 hrs. InsUaiction in the collection, evaluation, and 
presentation of research materials. 

690. Teaching Freshman Composition. I hr. Paces English 101 and 102. Provides practical models for 
writing assignments, teaching techniques, and classroom management for teachers of Freshman 
Composition. Repeatable to four hours. 

692. Special Problems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides the opportunity to pursue a 
special topic or area of interest. 

694. Teaching Basic Writing. 3 hrs. Theories and methods of teaching developmental or basic courses in 

English. Includes a practicum in the Writing Lab or some other tutorial experience. 

695. Advanced Methods in English. 3 hrs. Analyzes recent theories and practices in the teaching of 

composition, literature, and language in postelementary institutions. Repeatable to nine hours. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs., for a total of six hours. 

70 1 . Seminar in Analysis of Linguistic Structure. 3 hrs. Examines varying topics but usually treats the 

theory of language learning and/or its relations to meaning. Repeatable to nine hours. 

702. Readings in Linguistics. 3 hrs. Examines varying topics, but usually treats practical aspects of 

classroom problems arising from widely varying dialects in the public schools. Repeatable to 
nine hours. 

703. Seminar in Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 hrs. Examines the practical application of 

linguistic principles to second language teaching. 

704. Internship at the English Language Institute. 7 hrs. Provides participation in all aspects of the English 

Language Institute, including teaching and testing. 

714. Tutorial in English and Germanic Philology. 3 hrs. Develops specialized area of inquiry unavailable 
in the regular curriculum. 

716. Seminar in Modem World Literature. 3 hrs. Examines varying topics in British and Continental 

literature of the twentieth century: authors, movements, and genres. Repeatable to nine hours. 

721. Seminar in Fiction Writing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the instructor, and 

enrollment in Center for Writers. Workshop in fiction writing. Repeatable to nine hours. 

722. Seminar in Poetry Writing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the instructor, and 

enrollment in Center for Writers. Workshop in poetry writing. Repeatable to nine hours. 

744. Seminar in Literary Criticism. 3 hrs. Examines specific issues in critical theory. 

750. An^o-Saxon. 3 hrs. Studies the Old English language and representative English literature prior to 1066. 

75 1 . Beowulf. 3 hrs. Reading Beowulf in Anglo-Saxon. 

753. Middle English. 3 hrs. Presents readings in Middle English literature exclusive of Chaucer, 

emphasizing the language and dialects of English from 1 100 to 1500. 

754. Seminar in Medieval Literature. 3 hrs. Studies the works of a major English medieval writer or group 

of writers. Repeatable to nine hours. 

758. Seminar in Renaissance Literature. 3 hrs. Studies the works of a major English Renaissance writer or 
group of writers. Repeatable to nine hours. 

760. Seminar in Seventeenth-Century British Literature. 3 hrs. Provides extensive study of an author, 

topic, or genre in seventeenth-century British literature. Repeatable to nine hours. 

761 . Seminar in Eighteenth-Century British Literature. 3 hrs. Provides extensive study of an author, 

topic, or genre in eighteenth-century British literature. Repeatable to nine hours. 



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763. Seminar in English Romanticism. 3 hrs. Provides extensive study of selected poets and topics from the 

Romantic Era (1790-1830). 

764. Seminar in Victorianism. 3 hrs. Provides extensive study of selected authors and topics from the 

Victorian Era (1830-1910). 

769. Seminar in Modern British Literature. 3 hrs. Offers an examination of important modem British 

figures and movements. Repeatable to nine hours. 

770. Seminar in American Literature L 3 hrs. Presents a detailed study of selected American writers and 

movements before 1900. Repeatable to nine hours. 

77 1 . Seminar in American Literature 11. 3 hrs. Presents a detailed study of selected American writers and 

movements since 1900. Repeatable to nine hours. 

772. Readings in American Literature. 3 hrs. Presents a detailed study of selected American writers and 

movements. Repeatable to nine hours. 

773. Seminar in African- American Literature. 3 hrs. Provides a detailed study of selected genres, topics, 

or writers of African- American literature. 

790. English Colloquium. 3 hrs. Introduces the theory and practice of teaching college writing, with 

emphasis on freshman composition. Repeatable to six hours. 

791. Research in English. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of major professor. Must be taken pass/fail. 

Credit hours do not count toward degree. 

792. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Provides the opportunity to pursue a 

special topic or area of interest. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
eni'oUed in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (ESC-335) 

50 1 . Water Quality Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 311, MAT 1 37 or permission of instructor. Sampling 
and testing for water quality. 

501-L. Water Quality Laboratory. 1 hr. 

505. Environmental Impact Statements. 3 hrs. Preparation of environmental impact statements, EIS's, for 
projects with significant environmental impact. 

531. Principles of Industrial Hygiene. 3 hrs. Detection and control of harmful agents in working 
environments, such as vapors, gases, mists, radiation, and sound. 

531-L. Industrial Hygiene Laboratory. 1 hr. 

FAMILY STUDIES (FAM-830) 

550. Sexuality in the Family. 3 hrs. Research and theory on the impact of family life cycle changes on 

sexuahty, intimacy, and gender needs and the application of this for the helping professional. 

551. Marriage Adjustment: Communication and Conflict 3 hrs. Mate selection, marital adjustment, 

divorce, and remarriage are examined. Emphasis will be on communication, power struggles, and 
problem solving in relation to cybemetics tiieory. 

553. The Family in Later Life. 3 hrs. An examination of family kinship patterns in later life; relationships 
with spouse, adult children, and siblings. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
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596. Families of the Deveiopmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 

the deveiopmentally disabled. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 

contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

598. British Studies Program: Studies in Family Relations. 3-6 hrs. Current topics, trends, and issues 

which impact the family. Offered in London, England. 

640. Advanced Household Equipment 3 hrs. Study of state-of-the-art technology in household equipment. 

644. Seminar in Family Economics and Management. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. 

645. Financial Problems of Families. 3 hrs. Study of family resource utilization emphasizing methods of 

assisting families in effective planning. 

650. Advanced Family Systems Theory. 3 hrs. Content of human interactions and the process of change in 

family structures over time is assessed in light of systems theory and family life cycle development 
theory. 

651. Parents and Children: Problem Resolution. 3 hrs. A smdy of both functional and dysfunctional 

relationship patterns between parents and children/adolescents. Focus is on the systematic intervention 
process. 

653. Aging and the Family. 3 hrs. Family-oriented problem solving and its relation to major gerontological 

issues such as intergenerational stmggles, independence, loneliness, alternative living arrangements, etc. 

654. Special Topics in Gerontology. 1-3 hrs. Study of current issues in the field of aging. Topics will vary. 

May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours with permission of adviser. 

655. Marriage and Family Systems Intervention 1. 3 hrs. A survey of the major models of systemic 

interventions such as stmctural, strategic, integenerational, contextual, and experiential. 

656. Marriage and Family Systems Intervention n. 3 hrs. Primary systemic interventions will be assessed 

in light of indications and contraindications for utilization of specific techniques, rational for 
intervention, and role of therapist. 

658. Seminar in Family Relations. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 6 hrs. Current topics, trends, and 

issues which concern and affect families. 

659. Professional Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy. 3 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instmctor. 

Legal responsibilities and liabilities of clinical practice and research in family therapy. 

660. Assessment in Marriage and Family Therapy. 3 hrs. Assessment of dysfunctional relationship 

patterns using appropriate major mental health assessment instmments and structured techniques 
designed for systemic intervention. 

678. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 
regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

690. Practicum in Family and Consumer Studies. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

Supervised experiences in family and consumer studies. 

691 . Research in Family and Consumer Studies. 1-16 hrs. 

692. Special Problems in Family and Consumer Studies. 14 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Suidents actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

790. Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: FAM 650, FAM 655 and 
permission of instructor. Supervised clinical training with couples and families. May be repeated. 

794. Marriage and Family Supervision. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of Instmctor. Major models of 
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FASHION MERCHANDISING AND APPAREL STUDIES (FMA-808) 

521. International Fashion Study. 2-9 hrs. Planned study of international fashion centers with emphasis on 
clothing, textiles, interiors, and merchandising. May be repeated up to 9 hrs. 

531. Tailoring. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Basic construction skills. Principles and techniques of tailoring applied to 
a suit or coat. 

537. Principles of Apparel Design and Production. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CT 332, CT 330 or 334, CT 331, 
or permission of the instructor. A study of the historical beginnings, the development and current 
methods used in the design and production of apparel and accessories. Lab emphasis is placed on 
fashion sketching. 

63 1 . Seminar in Clothing and Textiles. 3 hrs. Topics to be announced in advance. May be repeated once for 
a total of 6 hours. 

633. Flat Pattern Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Basic construction skills. Application of flat pattem design 
techniques to the creation of dress designs. 

692. Special Problems in Clothing and Textiles. 1-4 hrs. 

FINANCE (FIN-615) 

570. Managerial Fuiance. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Computer literacy; MBA 51 1. A study of financial analysis 
in managerial decision making. See also MBA 570. 

598. International Financial Seminar Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. 
Conducted in London, England: a series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on 
international financial issues and practices. 

640. Money and Capital Markets. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FIN 300. Study of the operations of financial markets 
and financial institutions and their role in the economy. 

652. Problems in Investment. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FIN 300. Application of tested and experimental theories 
by investment managers to problems of short and long-term decision making. 

692. Special Problems in Finance. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. A supervised course 
in individual study and research. 

699. International Finance Research Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. A research 
course in international finance offered for students enrolled in FIN 598. 

FOOD AND NUTRITION (FN-815) 

510. Intermediate Nutrition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FN 362, CHE 321. The study of specific nutrient effects on 
human metabolism. Roles of specific nutrients in metaboUc pathways. 

520. Nutrition in the Life Cycle. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: FN 362, BSC 250, BSC 251, CHE 251. Nutrient needs 
during the Ufe cycle, including impact of food habits, socioeconomic, and physiological changes on 
nutrient requirements and intakes. 

520-L. Nutrition in the Life Cycle Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite: FN 520 and admission to the 
Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Development of skills in interviewing, counseling and basic 
assessment of nutritional status of healthy individuals. 

530. Experimental Foods. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: FN 362 and CHE 251, 251 L. Study of selected nutritional, 
chemical, physical, and sensory properties of foods in relation to preparation procedures. Includes 
laboratory. 

560. Advanced Nutrition. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: FN 510, CHE 321, and a course in physiology. Biochemical 

and physiological interactions among vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and elements in relation to 
nutritional requirements and utiUzation. 

561. Clinical Nutrition. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: FN 362, CHE 321, and a course in physiology. Biochemical 

and physiological bases of dietary treatment of various disease states. 

561-L. Clinical Nutrition Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite: FN 561 and admission to the Coordinated 
Program in Dietetics. Application of dietetics in a hospital setting. 

562. Food Preservation. 3 hrs. Study of methods and techniques of preserving and storing foods. 

Convenience foods studies. 

563. Community Nutrition. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the coordinated program in Dietetics, or 

permission of the instructor. Study of nutrition assessment methodology and resources available within 
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564. Clinical Dietetics. 4-15 hrs. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisites: FN 365 and 563. Study of 
disease states and dietary management in clinical settings. 

567-L. Practicum in Dietetics. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Application of dietetics in 
selected health care settings. 

630. Macronutrients. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: FN 5 10 and FN 560, or permission of the instructor. Advanced 

study of digestion, absorption, function, interaction and metabolism of protein, lipids and 
carbohydrates. 

63 1 . Micronutrients. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: FN 410/5 iO and FN 560, or permission of the instructor. 

Advanced study of vitamin and mineral digestion, absorption, function, interaction and deficiency 
symptoms. 

641. Advanced Clinical Nutrition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FN 461. A detailed study of the pathophysiology of 
various disease states as related to nutrition. Emphasis organ systems: cardiovascular, renal, and 
pulmonary. 

662. Community Health and Nutrition. 3 hrs. Analysis of current public policy issues related to nutrition, 

including impact on health, quality of life, and productivity. 

663. The Nutrition of Children. 3 hrs. 

664. Seminar in Food and Nutrition. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. 
667. Nutrition for Teachers. 3 hrs. 

69 1 . Research in Food and Nutrition. 1 - 1 6 hrs. 

692. Special Problems in Nutrition. 14 hrs. 

693. Readings in Food and Nutrition. 1 hr. Recent developments in research related to food and nutrition. 

May be repeated for a total of 3 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively woridng on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. maximum. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT (FSM-827) 

540. Food Service Management. 3 hrs. A study of management of food service systems and the 

interrelationship of the components of these systems. 

540-L. Food Service Management Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite: FSM 540. 

541 . Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry. 3 hrs. Procurement of food and non-food materials in 

hospitality and related industries. 

542. Food Service Layout and Design. 3 hrs. Planning, designing, and layout of food service facilities with 

emphasis on arrangement and selection of equipment. 

570. The School Lunch. 3 hrs. An indepth study of the history, legislation, regulations, philosophy, and need 
for child nutrition programs. 

573. Food Systems Management 4 hrs. Organization and management of food service operations; cost 
control techniques; and human relations. 

577. Administrative Dietetics. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisites: FSM 540, 540L, or FSM 573. Study and application of 
management theory and techniques in the supervision of food service personnel. 

672. Quantity Food Preparation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

673. School Lunch Supervision. 3 hrs. Management and supervision of multi-units in child nutrition 

programs. 

674. Institution Organization and Administration. 3 hrs. Study of individual and group behavior in food 

service systems. 

675. Production Management in Food Service Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FSM 674. An indepth 

exploration of production planning and control techniques including production scheduling, inventory 
management, and design and layout of food service systems. 

676. Seminar in Institution Management 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. 



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677. Quantitative Assessment of Food Service Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FSM 674. Development of 
planning, organizing and controlling guidelines for management of food service systems. 

692. Special Problems in Institution Administration. 1-4 hrs. 

693. Readings in Food Service Management 1 hr. Recent developments in research related to food service 

management. May be repeated for a total of 3 hrs. 

694. Current Topics in Food Service Management 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: FSM 674 and consent of 

instructor. Study of a current problem in food service management. May be repeated for credit. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each i ■ 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES (FL-228)* 

561. Methods of Teaching Foreign and Second Languages. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

May be taken for a total of six (6) hours. 

562. Translation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. # 

581. Advanced Credit for Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Arr. Prerequisites: Advanced knowledge of the language 
to be studied; otherwise same as FL 381 . 

663. Applied Linguistics in Second and Foreign Languages. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

Study of fundamental aspects of linguistics with an emphasis on application to second and foreign 
language learning and instruction. 

664. Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study 

of current theory on second language acquisition with an emphasis on relevance to second or foreign 
language learning and instruction. 

665. Sociocultural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Language. 3 hrs. Study of the relationship between 

language and its social context with an emphasis on application to second and foreign language 
teaching. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

690. Foreign Language Teaching Seminar. 1 hr. Ongoing supervision and professional development for 

TAs and adjuncts in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. May be repeated for a a 
total of 4 hours. 

691. Research. 1-9 hrs. Credit hours may not count towards a degree in the Department of Foreign 

Languages and Literatures. 

692. Special Problems. 1 -9 hrs. 

694. Practicum in Second or Foreign Language. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Indirect and 
direct experiences in language teaching. May be repeated once. 

697. Independent Study. 1-9 hrs. 
FRENCH (FRE-241) 

501. French Reading for Research 1. 3 hrs. Beginning study of fundamental structures and vocabulary to 

facilitate reading in French for research. Credit hours may not count towards a degree in the 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 

502. French Reading for Research II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 501. A continuation of the study of 

language structures and vocabulary begun in French 501. Readings from a variety of disciplines 
will be examined. Credit hours may not count towards a degree in the Department of Foreign 
Languages and Literatures. 

505. French Phonology. 3 hrs. An introduction to French phonemics and phonetics with intensive practice in 

the pronunciation of French. 

506. Advanced Composition. 3 hrs. Practice in descriptive, narrative, analytical, and research 

composition, with attention to style, vocabulary, and morphology, as well as methods of 
organization and presentation. 

511. Advanced Conversation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of French. Intensive practice in 
formal and informal language use on topics drawn from print and electronic media. 



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531. French Film. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of literary and linguistic aspects of 
French films. 

535. Modern France. 3 hrs. Contemporary French education, social attitudes, politics, urban and rural life. 

536. Francophone Civilization and Culture. 3 hrs. Studies in the history, art, beliefs, behaviors, and values 

of France and French-speaking cultures. Topics will vary. May be repeated once. 

542. Survey of Literature 1. 3 hrs. French literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. 

543. Survey of Literature IL 3 hrs. French literature from the 18th century through the mid-2()ih century. 

545. Twentieth Century French Drama. 3 hrs. A survey of 2()th century drama including traditional and 

avantgarde theau^e. 

546. French Novel and Short Story. 3 hrs. Prose fiction of the 18th and 19th, and 2()th centuries, studied in 

conjunction with films based on the works or thematically related to them. 

58 1 . Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Arr. Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of the language to be studied; otherwise 
same as FRF 381. 

591. Advanced Studies in the French Language. 3 hrs. Permission of the instructor. Content varies in 
response to students" interests and needs. May be repeated once. 

605. Old French. 3 hrs. May be taken for a total of six (6) hours. 
641 . French Seminar. 3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine (9) hours. 

692. Special Problems in the Teaching of French. 3 hrs. By prior arrangement only. May be repeated once. 
GERMAN (GER-243) 

501 . German Reading for Research L 3 hrs. Beginning study of fundamental structures and vocabulary to 

facilitate reading in German for research. Credit hours may not count towards a degree in the 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 

502. German Reading for Research II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 501. A continuation of the study of 

language structures and vocabulary begun in German 501. Readings from a variety of disciplines will 
be examined. Credit hours may not count towards a degree in the Department of Foreign Languages 
and Literatures. 

506. Advanced Grammar. 3 hrs. Advanced study of German grammar; reading and stylistic analysis. 
645. German Semmar. 3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine (9) hours. 
LATIN (LAT-242) 

545. Reading in Latin Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LAT 101 or equivalent. May be taken for a total of 

nine hours if topic varies. 
SPANISH (SPA-240) 

501 . Spanish Reading for Research 1. 3 hrs. Beginning study of fundamental structures and vocabulary to 

facilitate reading in Spanish for research. Credit hours may not count towards a degree in the 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 

502. Spanish Reading for Research II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 501 . A continuation of the study of 

language structures and vocabulary begun in Spanish 501. Readings from a variety of disciplines will 
be examined. Credit hours may not count towards a degree in the Department of Foreign Languages 
and Literatures. 

505. Advanced Conversation and Phonetics. 3 hrs. 

506. Advanced Composition and Grammar. 3 hrs. Review of basic grammar, progressing to more 

sophisticated aspects; idiom sUidy; composition. 

535. Spanish Culture and Civilization. 3 hrs. A chronological survey of Spanish history and culture from 

Celt-Iberian times to present. 

536. Latin American Culture and Civilization. 3 hrs. A chronological survey of Hispanic 

civilization and institutions. 

542. Survey of Peninsular Literature 1. 3 hrs. The literature of Spain from the Medieval period through the 

Golden Age. 

543. Survey of Peninsular Literature II. 3 hrs. The literature of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

546. Don Quijote. 3 hrs. A sUidy of the Cervantes novel, of its historical and literary background, and of the 

principal critical materials. 



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552. Survey of Latin American Literature. 3 hrs. The literature of Latin America from the Colonial period 
through the 19th century. 

554. Contemporary Latin American Literature. 3 hrs. A survey of fiction, poetry, and drama in the 
20th century. 

581. Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of the language to be studied; prior 
arrangements for evaluation and receipt of credit. Credit will be granted for systematic study of the 
language and culture or the language and literature of a foreign area. Study must be under the direction 
of a recognized teaching institution approved in advance by the Department of Foreign Languages and 
Literatures. The department will examine and grade the progress and achievement of the participants in 
this program before granting credit. 

591. Advanced Studies in the Spanisii Language. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Content varies 
in response to students' interests and needs. Topics include: syntax, lexicography, and etymology. May 
be repeated once. 

605. Old Spanish. 3 hrs. May be repeated once. 

641. Spanish Seminar. 3 hrs. May be repeated twice. 

692. Special Problems in the Teaching of Spanish. 3 hrs. By prior arrangement only. May be 
repeated once. 
TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TSL-229) 

641. TESOL Seminar. 3 hrs. May be repeated twice. 

692. Special Problems in TESOL. 3 hrs. By prior arrangement only. May be repeated once. 

FORENSIC SCIENCE (FSC-375) 

530. Survey of Forensic Toxicology. 3 hrs. The isolation and identification of drugs and poisons from a 
biological matrix. 

540. Drug Identification. 3 hrs. Lectures, demonstrations, and discussions covering all aspects of drug 
identification, particularly related to law enforcement. 

542. Arson and Explosives. 3 hrs. Introduction to the investigation of arson and bombings. 

542-L. Arson and Explosives Laboratory. 1 hr. 

591. Special Projects in Forensic Science. 2 hrs. Individual studies in forensic science principles. 

591-L. Laboratory for Forensic Science 591. 2 hrs. Hands-on experience with true forensic science 
situations. 

691. Research. 1-16 hrs. 

GENERAL STUDIES (GS-OlO) 

500. Orientation to Instructional Settmgs. 1 hr. 

GEOGRAPHY AND AREA DEVELOPMENT (GHY-268) 

500. Geography of Mississippi. 3 hrs. Survey of physical, economic and historical geography of state; 

emphasis on man-environment relations and problems. 

501. Geography of the United States and Canada. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the physical and 

human characteristics of the region. 

502. Geography of Middle America and the Caribbean. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the physical and 

human characteristics of the region. 

503. Geography of South America. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the physical and human characteristics 

of the region. 

504. Geography of Europe. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the physical and human characteristics 

of the region. 

505. Geography of Russia. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the physical and human characteristics of 

the region. 

506. Geography of Africa. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the physical and human characteristics of 

the region. 

507. Geography of East and South Asia. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the physical and human 

characteristics of the region. 



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508. Geography of Southwest Asia. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the physical and human 
characteristics of the region. 

510. Advanced Cartography. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: GHY 310. Corequisite: GHY 510-L. Map projections, 

geodesy, quantitative symbolization, color separation, reproduction. 

510-L. Advanced Cartography Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite: GHY 510. Advanced map design, scribing, 
and reproduction laboratory. 

512. Remote Sensing of the Environment 2 hrs. Prerequisite: GHY 31 1 or permission of instmctor. Theory 

of acquisition processing and analysis of remotely sensed data and images and survey of environmental 
applications of remote sensing. 

512-L. Remote Sensing Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: GHY 512. Processing and analysis of data and 
images collected by remote sensing methods. 

513. Field Methods. 3 hrs. Basic methods used to classify, analyze, and report field-gathered data in 

geography and planning. 

516. Computer Application in Geography. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Experience using nonprocedural computer 

languages. Corequisite: GHY 516-L. Concepts and applications of computerized geographic mapping, 
information, simulation, and analytic systems. 

516-L. Computer Applications in Geography Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: GHY 516. Operation 
of computerized geographic mapping information, simulation, and analytic systems. Uses 
nonprocedural languages. 

517. Geographic Information System Design. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: FORTRAN or Pascal. Theory, design, 

and application of geographic data handling and analysis systems. 

517-L. Geographic Information System Design Laboratory. 2 hrs. Pre- or Co-requisite: PHY 517. Design 
and programming of geographic data handling and analysis systems using ARC/INFO. 

518. Geographic Information Management 2 hrs. Prerequisite: GHY 517. Implementation and 

management of GIS in public sector organizations and use of GIS in decision-making. 

518-L. Geographic Information Management Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: GHY 518. Construction and 
use of a GIS data base in response to decision-making needs. 

525. Applied CUmatology. 3 hrs. An introduction to the application of climate elements to various forms of 
man's economic and social activities. 

527. Meteorology. 3 hrs. Study of temporal and areal variations in composition, structure, and workings of 

the atmosphere. Practice in use of instruments and measurements. 

528. Severe Storms. 3 hrs. An examination of the causes, characteristics and destructive nature of 

severe weather. 

535. Historical Geography of the American Landscape. 3 hrs. Evolution of cultural landscapes of the area 
now comprising the United States; emphasis on processes of change. 

540. Population and Human Resources. 3 hrs. A geographical analysis of the biological and cultural 
characteristics of population. 

55 1 . Theories of Economic Location. 3 hrs. Principles of industrial location analysis; emphasis on theory, 
locational decision making, and regional location of manufacturing. 

573. Water Resources. 3 hrs. Study of hydrologic processes and their application to needs of cities, industry, 

agriculture, and recreation. 

574. Watershed Management 3 hrs. Investigation of watersheds as planning and management units; 

emphasis on relationship of water to other resources. Game theory used. 

589. Caribbean Studies. 3 hrs. Variable content. Lecture series, field exercises, and research offered abroad 
under the auspices of the Center for International Education. 

599. British Studies: Geography of the British Isles. 3-6 hrs. An overview of the human and physical 
geography of the British Isles. Includes field trips and directed research. 

610. Seminar in Research Techniques and Presentation of Geographic Data. 1-3 hrs. Required of all 
geography graduate students. 

612. Seminar in Cartography. 3 hrs. May be repeated up to six (6) hours with change in content to 
include cartographic, aerial photo interpretation, remote sensing, statistical, and geographic 
information systems. 



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615. Quantitative Methods in Spatial Analysis. 3 hrs. An advanced course in statistical and other 
quantitative techniques applied to problems of spatial analysis. 

617. Geography for Teachers. 3 hrs. Current theories, practices, and techniques used in teaching geography 
at the elementary and secondary levels. 

623. Seminar in Environmental Climatology. 3 hrs. May be repeated up to six (6) hours with change 
in content. 

63 1 . Seminar in Cultural-Historical Geography. 3 hrs. 

650. Semmar in Economics Geography. 3 hrs. May be repeated up to six (6) hours with change in content. 

673. Seminar in Water Resources. 3 hrs. May be repeated to six (6) hrs. with change in content. 

680. Seminar m History and Development of Geographic Thought 3 hrs. 

691. Internship. 1-16 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine. 

692. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. 

693. Internship in Cartography. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

694. Prolaboratory m Cartography. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Preparation and 

presentation of a professional cartographic or remote sensing project. May be repeated with change of 
content for a total of six (6) hours of credit. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and'or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and'or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

GEOLOGY (GLY-340) 

501. Principles of Stratigraphy. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: GLY 304, 308, 341, or permission of instructor. A 
study of the character and distribution of sedimentary rock units in space and time. 

503. Optical Mineralogy. 3 hrs. Pre- or Corequisite: GLY 304. Litroduction to optical mineralogy, and thin 
section study of rocks using polarizing microscope. 

-1-503-L. Optical Mineralogy Laboratory. 1 hr. Must be taken concurrently with GLY 503. 

505. Sedimentology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GLY 304. Study of the character of sediments and sedimentary 

structures in the context of depositional environments. 

-f-505-L. Sedimentology Laboratory. 1 hr. Must be taken concurrently with GLY 505. 

506. Fundamentals of Crystallography. 1 hr. Prerequisite: MAT 103. An introduction to the concepts of 

crystal systems, morphology, Herman-Mauguin symbols, Braviais lattice, unit cells. Miller indices, and 
X-ray diffraction. 

-1-506-L. Fundamentals of Crystallography Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: GLY 506. 

507. Principles of X-ray Diffraction. 1 hr. Prerequisite: GLY 301 or permission of instructor. Introduction 

to principles, analytical techniques, and precautions involved in X-ray diffraction instrumentation. 

+507-L. Principles of X-ray Diffraction Laboratory. Corequisite: GLY 507. 

510. Elements of Geochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GLY 304. Chemical principles governing the formation 

of minerals and rocks and their reactions with the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. 

511. Applied Groundwater Geochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: GLY 410/510, GLY 476/576 

recommended. Design and implementation of groundwater geochemistry monitoring programs for 
hydrogeological site assessment. 

520. Applied Geophysics 1. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: GLY 308, MAT 168, PHY 106 or consent of instmctor. 
Introduction to seismic methods used in hydrocarbon and mineral exploration. 

+520-L. Applied Geophysics I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: GLY 520. Introductory exercises in seismic 
computation and interpretation. 

+521 . AppUed Geophysics H. 2 hrs. Introduction to gravity, magnetic and electrical methods used in 
hydrocarbon and mineral exploration. 



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+521-L. Applied Geophysics II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: GLY 521. Introductory exercises in 
computation and interpretation of gravity, magnetic and electrical fields. 

522. Geophysical Well-Logging. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: GLY 101, MAT 103, PHY 106. Pre- or Corequisite: 
GLY 505. Principles of obtaining data from bore hole instruments, and geological interpretation of 
data. 

+522-L. Geophysical Well-Logging Laboratory. 1 hr. Must be taken concurrently with GLY 522. 

530. Principles of Geology for Science Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree in education or 

equivalent. Principles of physical and historical geology for teachers. Not applicable to geology degree. 

531. Coastal Marine Geology. 3 hrs. Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Prerequisites: 12 credit hrs. in 

geology. A study of inshore and nearshore geological processes, sedimentation patterns and landform 
development. May be taken as MAR 582. 

543. Calcareous Micropaleontology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GLY 341. Taxonomy, moiphology, and 

stratigraphic use of calcareous microfossils. 

+543-L. Calcareous Micropaleontology Laboratory. 1 hr. Must be taken concurrently with GLY 543. 

544. Siliceous Micropaleontology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GLY 341. Taxonomy, morphology, and stratigraphic 

use of siliceous and organic-walled microfossils. 

-1-544-L. Siliceous Micropaleontology Laboratory. 1 hr. Must be taken concurrently with GLY 544. 

550. Geological Marine Science. 3 hrs. Pre- or Corequisite: GLY 505 or permission of instructor. Study of 
the formation and deformation of the oceanic crust and the distribution and character of marine 
sediments. 

-1-550-L. Geological Marine Science Laboratory. 1 hr. Pre- or Corequisite: GLY 550. Examination and 

interpretation of marine geological samples and data. 

565. Engineering Geology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GLY 308 or permission of instructor. The integration of 
geologic and engineering principles and their application in the evaluation and utilization of Earth 
resources and the mitigation of natural and human-induced hazards. 

570. Petroleum Geology. 3 hrs. Pre- or Corequisite: GLY 401 , or permission of instructor. The origin, 
occurrence, and accumulation of oil and natural gas. 

574. Geological Excursion. 1 -4 hrs. Field studies of geological phenomena in areas remote from the campus, 
by means of 8-10 day field trips. 

576. Hydrology. 3 hrs. Pre- or Corequisite: GLY 401, or permission of instructor. An introduction to the 
origin, distribution, movement, and properties of the waters of the earth. 

587. Industrial Rocks and Minerals. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Nature and formation of 
industrial rock and mineral deposits. 

600. Paleoclimatology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Past climatic conditions based on the 

rock, mineral, and biologic record. 

601 . Pleistocene Geology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Earth history of the Pleistocene 

epoch, with emphasis on glacial phenomena. 

602. Hypotheses of Continental Drift. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of evidence and 

hypotheses regarding crustal dislocations. 

603. Sedunentary Environnients. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Comparison of modem 

environments of sedimentation with the evidence regarding paleoenvironments. 

604. Tectonics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Investigation of large-scale crustal deformation. 

605. Petrology of Igneous Rocks. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GLY 403/503; and GLY 410/510 recommended. 

Origin, classification, composition, and geochemistry of igneous rocks. 

-1-605-L. Igneous Petrology Laboratory. 1 hr. Must be taken concurrently with GLY 605. 

607. Sedimentary Petrology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: GLY 403/503, 405/505, and permission of instructor. 

Origin, classification, composition and geochemistry of sedimentary rocks. 

-H607-L. Sedimentary Petrology Laboratory. 1 hr. Must be taken concurrently with GLY 607. 

608. Gulf Coast Geology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Stratigraphy, structural geology, and 

mineral resources of the Gulf Coastal Province of the U.S. 

612. Isotope Geology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Theory and application of geochronology 
and the use of isotopes as tracers of geological processes. 



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615. Clay Mineralogy. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, origin, structure, and chemistry of clays, 
identification techniques, clay-water systems, soil formation and engineering applications. 

+615-L. Clay Mineralogy Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: GLY 615. Laboratory techniques for the 
identification of clay minerals. 

641. Paleoecology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: GLY 341 or equivalent. A study of the relationship between ancient 
organisms and the environment in which they lived; field trips. 

677. Advanced Groundwater Hydrology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GLY 476/576 or permission. The advanced 
study of groundwater flow and seepage, well hydraulics, water quality, groundwater management, 
modeling techniques, and exploration methods pertaining to water resource investigations. 

686. Marine Mineral Deposits. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Genesis and mode of 
occurrence of continental shelf and deepsea mineral deposits. 

689. Seminar. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated once for a total of two hours 
credit. 

691. Research in Geology. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of major instructor. 

692. Special Problems in Geology I, H, HI. 1-3 hrs. Investigation of a specific problem not related to thesis 

research. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

HISTORY (HIS-272) 

501. Intellectual and Cultural History of the United States. 3 hrs. A survey of philosophy, social thought 
and cultural developments from the 17th century to the present. 

503. Modern China. Survey of the historical processes that have transformed China into a modem 
Marxist society. 

505. Modem Japan. Analyzes the reasons why Japanese society has successfully adapted to and adopted 

cultural, economic, and political systems of the modem West. 

506. History of the German Lands Since 1815. 3 hrs. This course covers the broad lines of political 

and social development in the German-speaking regions from the early 19th century to 
reunification in 1990. 

508. Renaissance Europe 1348-1500. 3 hrs. This course will examine the social, political, and intellectual 

changes emerging in Europe after the Black Death. 

509. Themes m the Non-Western World. 3 hrs. An analysis of economic, poUtical, social, and cultural 

issues which have shaped relations between the Westem and non-Westem worlds. 

510. Themes in World History I, H, HI. 3-9 hrs. Course designed for elementary and secondary school 

teachers to enhance their world history teaching skills. 

512. English Constitutional History. 3 hrs. Emphasis on the main trends in the evolution of the modem 

common law system and the contemporary constitution. 

5 1 3. Medieval Life and Thought 3 hrs. 

514. Nazi Germany. 3 hrs. A study of the political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments in 

Germany from 1919 through 1945. 

515. French Revolution and Napoleon. 3 hrs. A study of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and its 

impact on Europe. 

516. Europe 1815-1870. 3 hrs. A survey of early nineteenth century Europe, with emphasis on nationalism 

and the quest for reform. 

517. Europe 1870-1914. 3 hrs. A survey of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe with emphasis 

on the growth of democracy, the expansion of empires, and the origins of World War I. 

518. Europe 1914-1939. 3 hrs. 



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519. Europe Since 1945. 3 hrs. A survey of European history since the end of World War II, covering such 

key developments as economic reconstruction, the Cold War, NATO, and the Common Market. 

520. France, 1815-Present, 3 hrs. A survey of French history after Napoleon emphasizing the evolution of 

political and .social suiictures. 

521. Tudor-Stuart Britain. 3 hrs. 

522. Reformation Europe 1500-1650. 3 hrs. This course will examine the setting, events, and implications 

of the religious Reformation in European history. 

523. Science and Society: From Copernicus to tiie Bomb. 3 hrs. An interdisciplinary course designed for 

both science and liberal arts students. Traces the development of science and technology and their role 
in society from the Renaissance to the present. (Cross-listed under BSC 523 and PHY 585.) 

524. Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Europe. 3 hrs. Philosophy, social thought, and the arts 

from the Enlightenment to the present. 

526. Topics in British Commonwealth History. 3 hrs. The British Commonwealth from its mid-nineteenth 

century origins to the present. Will focus on Canada and various other Commonwealth nations. 

527. Family and Society in Medieval and Early Modem Europe. 3 hrs. This course will sutdy continuity 

and change in the family from c. 1 150-1650. Some topics considered will be the structure of the family, 
the role of women, misogyny, and sexuality. 

528. United States Relations with East Asia. Attempts to explain the dynamic interactions between the 

United States and China and Japan over the past 200 years. 

529. Eastern Europe in the 20th Century. 3 hrs. This course introduces students to the diversity of social, 

political, and cultural experience in the regions of East-Central Europe. 

53 1 . History of Socialism in the West 3 hrs. This course explores in some detail the historical evolution and 

meaning of socialism as a theoretical idea and a grass roots social and political movement. 

532. Studies in European History. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of 9 hrs. 

533. The Age of the Enlightenment. 3 hrs. A survey of the political, social, and cultural history of Europe 

from the Age of Absolutism to the French Revolution. 

534. History of Nationalism: Theories and Movements. 3 hrs. This course is intended to give students a 

closer awareness and understanding of nationalism in the history of the 19th and 20th centuries. 

535. Social History ofVictorian Britain. 3 hrs. This course explores the changing social conditions during 

the 70-year period of the Victorian era, including Victorian values, the position of women and children, 
popular protest and trade unionism. 

536. Topics in Early Modem European History. 3 hrs. This course will examine various topics in late 

medieval and early modem European history. 

540. Age of Jefferson and Jackson. 3 hrs. A study of political, social, and cultural changes in the United 
Statesfrom 1789 to 1848. 

542. The Old South. 3 hrs. The social, economic, and cultural history of the antebellum South with particular 

emphasis on the plantation system and slavery. 

543. The New South. 3 hrs. An analysis of the peculiarities of the South's social, economic, political, and 

intellectual development from 1877 to the present. Emphasis is placed on those factors making the 
South distinctive in American history. 

544. Women in American Society. 3 hrs. A survey of the experience of American women from the colonial 

period to the present with emphasis on the evolution of woman's role in society in response to 
changing economic and social conditions. 

546. U.S. Foreign Relations. 3 hrs. A history of U.S. foreign relations with particular emphasis on Manifest 

Destiny, the New hnperialism. World War I, the events leading to World War U, World War D, and 
the Cold War. 

547. Colonial America. 3 hrs. Development of social, political, economic, and religious life in the English 

colonies of North America to 1763. 

548. The American Revolution. 3 hrs. A discussion course concerning the dispute between Great Britain 

and its American colonies which led to the development of a new nation. 

550. The Southern Frontier. 3 hrs. A discussion course concerning pioneer life — primarily in the South — 
from the Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi Valley. 



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551. The Western Frontier. 3 hrs. Examines the significance of frontier types west of the Mississippi 

including explorers, mountain men, cowboys, farmers, miners, railroaders, and Indians. 

552. The Sectional Controversy and the Civil War, 1848-1877. 3 hrs. An examination of sectional 

conflict, Civil War, and Reconstruction with primary emphasis on political and military history. 

553. The Origins of Modern America, 1877-1919. 3 hrs. A survey of political, economic, diplomatic, 

and social developments in the United States from the close of the Civil War through the end of 
World War I. 

554. Twentieth Century America, 1919-1945. 3 hrs. A detailed examination of the social, intellectual, 

political, and economic history of the interwar years. 

558. Our Times. 3 hrs. A detailed examination of social, intellectual, political, diplomatic, and economic 
history since World War H. 

560. Studies in Civil Rights. 3 hrs. Prerequisite HIS 340 or permission of instructor. Intensive study 
(readings, discussion, research) of Twentieth Century African- American protest leadership and the 
freedom struggle. 

580. History of Mexico and the Caribbean. 3 hrs. 

583. Studies in South American History. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of six hours. 

589. Austrian Studies. 3-6 hrs. Variable topics in central European history. Offered abroad under auspices of 
Center for Intemational Education. No more than 3 hours to be counted as credit toward degree. 

599. British Studies: Seminar in European Studies. 3-6 hrs. Lecture series and research in European 

studies offered abroad under auspices of Institute of Anglo-American Studies. No more than 3 hours to 
be counted as credit toward degree. 

692. Special Problems, I, n, HI, IV. 1-4 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are 
not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with 
the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for 
at least 3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 3 or 6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

710. Philosophy and Methods of History. 3 hrs. Acquaints graduate students with the nature and methods 
of historical study. Topics include research and bibUographic techniques; topic selection and question- 
framing; data collection, analysis, and interpretation, including quantification. 

712. Research Seminar in European History. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

716. Seminar in British History. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

717. Seminar in Central European History. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

718. Seminar in Western European History. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

740. Interpretations in American Historiography. 3 hrs. 

742. Seminar in Modern European Historiography. 3 hrs. A course in historiography that will 
acquaint graduate students with influential historians and their conflicting interpretations of 
major historical issues. 

744. Seminar in African-American History. 3-6 hrs. as topics vary. Examination of selected topics in 
black history. 

746. Seminar in U.S. History to 1877. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

747. Seminar in U.S. History Since 1877. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

748. Seminar in Mississippi History. 3 hrs. 

749. Research Seminar in American History. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

750. Inter-University Consortium Semuiar. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. Variable 

topics in United States and Modem European history offered in conjunction with the History faculty of 
Mississippi State University. 

780. Seminar in Latin American History. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

791. Research in History. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of major professor. 



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796. Practicum in the Teaching of History in Colleges and Universities. 3 hrs. May be repeated for a total 

of nine (9) hours. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

799. British Studies: Advanced Seminar in European Studies. 3-6 hrs. Lecture series and research in 
European studies offered abroad under auspices of Institute of Anglo-American Studies. No more than 
3 hours to be counted as credit toward degree. 

898. Dissertation. 1-12 hrs. for a total of 1 2 hours. 

HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION (HEE-820) 

501 . Family Life Education. 3 hrs. General philosophy and broad principles of family life education with 
emphasis on planning, implementing and evaluating such educational programs. 

504. Consumer Economics. 3 hrs. Study of how consumers, business, and government interact in the 
exchange of goods and services in the marketplace. 

509. Occupational Home Economics. 3 hrs. Developing and evaluating teaching units for home economics- 
related occupational programs. 

605. Supervision of Home Economics Education. 3 hrs. Practices and procedures in the supervision of 

vocational home economics. 

606. Selected Topics in Home Economics Education. 3 hrs. (May be repeated once.) Prerequisite: The 

corresponding subject matter course. The development and application of units of work in selected 
areas in the secondary school program. 

607. Curriculum Problems ui Home Economics. 3 hrs. A practicum for developing home economic 

curriculum materials for local schools. 

610. Seminar in Home Economics Education. 1-6 hrs. Current trends and issues in home economics. 

611. Evaluation in Home Economics. 3 hrs. Theory and practice of systematic evaluation of components of 

home economics programs, including occupational home economics. 

612. Field Experience in Home Economics Related Occupations. 6 hrs. Supervised work experience in 

approved Home Economics Occupations. Can only be counted toward Occupational Certification 
and/or the Education Specialist degree. 

615. Methods, Materials, and Information Technology in Home Economics. 3 hrs. Emphasis on new 
developments in teaching home economics, including computer technology. 

691. Research. 14 hrs. 

692. Special Problems in Home Economics Education. 1-4 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

798. Research Problem. 6 hrs. Selection of a practical educational problem using research and professional 

knowledge. A scholarly paper is required. 

HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT (HRT-818) 

545. Hospitality Financial Management 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HRT 380. Study of financial statement 
analysis, capital expenditures and franchising in the hospitality industry. 

582. Marketing of Hospitality and Travel Services. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MKT 300. Analysis of the 

planning, developing, and marketing of food, lodging, and travel services. 

583. Dimensions of Tourism. 3 hrs. Study of the components and forces which influence the international 

and domestic hospitality and travel industries. 



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590. International Studies in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management 3-6 hrs. Arr. Examination of 
hospitality, tourism, and food service industry via international lectures and field trips. 

594. Tourism Destination Development. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HRA 583 or permission of instructor. Study of 
community impact — ^positive adverse-of different tourism enterprises. Special emphasis on festivals 
and community events. 

692. Special Problems in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management 1-3 hrs. 

693. Readings in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management 1 hr. Recent developments in research 

related to the hospitality industry. May be repeated for a total of 3 hrs. 

HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND RECREATION (HPR — 705) 

501. Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education. 3 hrs. Recognition of and corrective exercises for 
functional abnormalities. Adapted techniques in instructional settings. 

504. Motor Development 3 hrs. A study of the motor aspects of human growth and development process. 

509. Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Motor Performance. 3 hrs. The analysis and study of 
human behavior patterns as they relate to sport-related performance. 

511. Adapted Activities and Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hrs. Techniques of adapting 
recreational activities, equipment, and facilities for persons with disabiUties. 

513. Organization and Administration of Recreation. 3 hrs. Designed to study the organization and 
administration of recreation agencies and their policies. 

515. Business Procedures for Parks and Recreation. 3 hrs. A study of specific business procedures and 
administrative policies. 

517. Legal Aspects of Recreation and Leisure Services. 3 hrs. Legal issues related to leisure service 
management including legal foundations, legal liability, land use policy, employment regulations, 
disabled services, and current issues. 

524. Community Recreational Resource Services and Organizations. 3 hrs. A study of the varied 
agencies which provide community recreation services and the operation of specialized recreation 
facilities. 

533. Advanced Management in Recreation. 3 hrs. A study of advanced policy and procedures in recreation 

programs and services. 

534. Facility Design and Maintenance. 3 hrs. The principles and appUcations of design and maintenance 

concepts as they apply to indoor and outdoor sport and recreation facilities. 

536. Park and Recreation Planning. 3 hrs. Fundamental principles and methodologies deahng with proper 
identification, allocation, and use of recreational resources. 

543. Outdoor Education. 3 hrs. A study of outdoor education, specifically its philosophy, programs, 

methods, and resources. Organization, programming, and conducting programs and activities in 
educational settings. 

544. Operational Administration of Commercial Recreation. 3_hrs. Emphasizes appropriate management 

skills which are essential to the successful operation of a commercial recreational enterprise. 

547. Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources. 3 hrs. The interpretive process as applied to 
natural and cultural resources. 

550. Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hrs. The history, theory, and process of leisure education for 

special populations. 

551. Therapeutic Recreation Programming. 3 hrs. The organization, programming, conducting 

recreational programs and activities in institutions. 

552. Gerontology and Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hrs. An overview of the bio-psycho-social aspects of 

aging and the provision of recreation services for therapeutic recreation. 

553. Administration in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 hrs. Administration of activity therapy services in 

clinical and community based settings. 

564. Issues in Commercial Recreation. 3 hrs. Insight into issues that cause problems and lead to trends for 
the commercial recreation service industry. 

570. Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs. 3 hrs. The development and administration of 
strength, endurance, flexibility, speed, and agiUty programs. 



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575. Medical Aspects of Athletic Training. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Team physician and 
trainer relationships. Physical examination, emergency equipment, medical terminology, and problems 
related to the team doctor. 

577. Seminar in Sports Medicine. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 575. A study of modem techniques used in 

sports medicine relevant to coaches, trainers, and team physicians. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 

the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

580. Introduction to Driver Education. 3 hrs. Critical analysis of traffic accidents, attitudes, factors, 

essential knowledge of automobile operation, and traffic laws. 

581. Traffic Safety Education. 3 hrs. An indepth study of major traffic safety problems, including driver, 

pedestrian, engineering, and enforcement. 

582. Laboratory Programs in Driver Education. 3 hrs. An examination of aims, objectives, and role of 

laboratory programs in driver education. 

583. Methods of Driver and Traffic Safety Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 580. Concurrent 

enrollment in HPR 583L. Methods of teaching in driver education programs. 

583-L. Driver Education Laboratory. 1 hr. Concurrent enrollment in HPR 583. This course is designed to 
provide students with supervised practical experience in using instructional tools of Driver Education. 

584. Simulation in Driver Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: HPR 580 and 583. Analysis of audiovisual 

instructional techniques used in Driver Education. 

586. Innovative Programs in Driver Education. 3 hrs. New and unique teaching methods of driver and 
traffic safety education. 

588. Motorcycle Safety Education. 3 hrs. Analysis of motorcycle traffic problems; methods of teaching 

classroom and laboratory phases of motorcycle education. 

589. Driver Education for Special Students. 3 hrs. Curriculum development and teaching materials in 

traffic safety education for special education students. 

593. Exercise Specialist. 3 hrs. Cognitive and practical learning experience in GXT, interpretation, 
prescriptions, and supervision of exercise programs. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 

contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

598. Families of Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of the 

developmentally disabled. 

599. British Studies. 3-6 hrs. Involves variable topics. Lectures and supervised research in England. Offered 

exclusively through the USM Institute of Anglo- American Studies. 

601. Exercise Physiology. 3 hrs. The study of the physiological bases of muscular activity with special 

attention to general effects on body functions. 

602. Graded Exercise Testing. 3 hrs. Study and application of graded exercise testing safely and 

reproductively so as to obtain valid and reliable data. 

605. Policy and Governance in Sport. 3 hrs. The study of governing agency policy formation processes and 
administrative implementation. 

670. Administration of Athletics and Sports. 3 hrs. Special emphasis on problems of the athletic director 
and coach in organizing and directing the athletic programs. 

676. Athletic Seminar. 3 hrs. An indepth study and analysis of the athletic profession as it relates to 

advanced skills and knowledge of coaching. 

677. Sport Law. 3 hrs. Legal concepts and issues impacting sport administration and coaching policy 

formation and practice. 

678. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 

regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

679. Care and Treatment of Athletic Injuries. 3 hrs. Techniques and facilities for adequate prevention and 

treatment of athletic injuries. 

680. Research Techniques. 3 hrs. Prerequisite : Graduate level statistics course or permission of the 

instructor. Introduction to methods and design problems specific to research in human performance and 
recreation. Designed to promote an understanding of the theory, tools, and processes involved in 
designing human performance and recreation research studies. 



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688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

69 1 . Research. 1 - 1 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of School Director required. Topics and procedures must 
be approved by graduate advisory committee. For master's level graduate students only. 

694. Field Problems. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Readings and guided experience dealing 
with problem situations in the field and related institutional settings. 

696. Practicmn. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Designed to provide master's level students 

opportunities for practical application of relevant theories in professional field settings. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at 
least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. For a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis completed. 

701. Advanced Exercise Physiology 1. 3 hrs. Concurrent enrollment in HPR 701-L required. Circulatory, 
respiratory, nervous, and muscular system during and after physical activity. 

701-L. Advanced Exercise Physiology I Laboratory. 2 hrs. Co-requisite: HPR 701. Use and care of 
physiology laboratory equipment. 

703. Advanced Kinesiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Undergraduate anatomy and physiology or permission of 

instructor. The application of anatomical and physiological principles of kinesiology to physical 
activity. 

704. Tests and Measurement in Human Performance. 3 hrs. Tests of fitness, skills, and abilities. 

Administration and interpretation. 

705. Motor Learning. 3 hrs. Physical and psychological variables essential to the acquisition of motor skills. 

706. Cardiovascular Physiology. 3 hrs. Physiology of the heart with emphasis on normal versus abnormal 

conditions affecting human performance. 

707. Physiological Response of Women to Physical Training. 3 hrs. Study of women's physiological 

abilities, susceptibility to injuries, gynecological problems and psychological aspects of coping with 
physical training. 

708. Pediatric Exercise Physiology. 3 hrs. The study of the effects of exercise and training in children with 

particular attention to physiological changes which occur prior to and during puberty. 

710. Problems and Emerging Trends in Recreation. 3 hrs. Problems and emerging trends related to 

recreation with emphasis on problem solving and evaluation. 

711. Research and Evaluation in Recreation and Leisure. 3 hrs. Designed to develop knowledge and 

understanding relative to research methods most utilized in recreation. 

712. Philosophical Foundations in Recreation. 3 hrs. Prevailing concepts, theories, and professional 

philosophies affecting recreation. 

713. Special Field Studies m Recreation. 3 hrs. Encompasses the application of various theories to realistic 

field situations and pertinent areas of concem. 

720. Administration of Human Performance Programs. 3 hrs. Personnel management, budgetary 
concerns, facilities management, program supervision, and other problems faced by administrators. 

722. Administration of Intramural and Extramural Activities. 3 hrs. Planning and implementation of 

secondary and collegiate level recreational sport programs. 

723. Advanced Methods of Teaching Physical Education. 3 hrs. Teaching functions in the physical 

education contextual framework. Styles of teaching, reflective experience, and systematic observation 
techniques introduced. 

730. Cardiac Rehabilitation. 3 hrs. Attention is given to components of myocardial infarction and cardiac 
rehabilitation programs. 

742. Program Design in Human Performance. 3 hrs. Fundamental principles and bases of curriculum 
construction for educational programs in school and non-school instructional settings. 

744. Foundations and Trends in Human Performance and Recreation. 3 hrs. Historical trends and 
current issues surrounding the development of the sub-disciplines within human performance and 
emerging professions. 



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745. Analysis of Teaching and Supervision in Physical Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 723 or 

instructor approval. Issues and techniques in supervision of teaching in physical education. Advanced 
methods in analysis of teacher/student behavior and content development. 

780. Graduate Seminar. 1 hr. May be repeated for a total of 2 hours. Current trends and issues in human 
performance. 

790. Seminar in Recreation. 3 hrs. A seminar course pertaining to selected current professional topics in all 

areas of recreational study. 

791. Research. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Head. Topics and procedures must be 

approved by graduate advisory committee. For doctoral students only. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. 

796. Practicum. 2-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Designed to provide doctoral students with 

opportunities for practical applications of relevant theories in professional field settings. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

801. Physiology of Aging. 3 hrs. The study of the physiological basis of human aging through examination 
of organ systems and the impact of physical activity on the aging process. 

805. Advanced Exercise Physiology H. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 701 . Emphasis on systems of energy 
delivery and utilization, enhancement of energy capacity, and work performance. Concurrent 
enrollment in HPR 805L required. 

805-L. Advanced Exercise Physiology n Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 701. Co-requisite: HPR 
805. Application of advanced laboratory in techniques in the study of human performance. 

807. Functional Evaluation and Exercise Testing. 3 hrs. Emphasis will be placed on functional anatomy, 

exercise, physiology, pathophysiology and electrocardiography. 

808. Electrocardiography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 706 or permission of instructor. This course is designed 

to provide an understanding of resting and exercise electrocardiogram. 

821. Advanced Administration of Human Performance Programs. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 720. 
Analysis of leadership and supervision for effective management of human performance programs. 

831. Gross Anatomy. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 703. Special attention is given to osteology, myology, and 
neurology, widi hands-on dissection experience acquired from a variety of cadaveric and primate 
specimens. Concurrent enrollment in HPR 83 IL required. 

831-L. Gross Anatomy Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 703. Co-requisite: HPR 831. Designed to 
study dissection techniques and to provide opportunity for doctoral level students to dissect cadaveric 
and Rhesus monkey specimens. 

833. Nutrition and Human Performance. 3 hrs. The study of diets and dietary ingredients thought to 

increase physical capacity with special attention paid to ongoing research in nutrition and athletic 
performance. 

834. Advanced Biomechanics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 703. The study of the mechanical foundations and 

advanced analytical techniques of human motion. 

840. Readings ui Human Performance. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Extensive reading and 
discussion of human performance literature. 

845. Research on Teaching Physical Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HPR 745. The analysis, synthesis, and 
evaluation of past and present research concerning teaching effectiveness in psychomotor skill 
instruction. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. Credit deferred until dissertation completed. 



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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (IET-395) 

505. Production and Inventory Control Systems. 3 hrs. Corequisite: lET 505L. Principles of production 

and inventory planning and control. Forecasting techniques, EOQ, MRP, production scheduling, line 
balancing, CPM/PERT. 

505-L. Production and Inventory Control Systems. hrs. Corequisite: ET 505. 

506. Industrial Automation. 3 hrs. Automation and its implications to industrial processes, economics, and 

interpersonal relations. 

507. Personnel in Technology. 3 hrs. The procurement, development, and utilization of technical personnel. 

508. Innovations in Technology. 3 hrs. Litroduction to factors involved in technological change within an 

industrial operation. 

509. Plant Layout and Material Handlmg. 3 hrs. Effectiveness of plant layout to the production activity 

involving personnel, materials, tools, and equipment. 

510. Motion and Time Study. 3 hrs. Corequisite: lET 510L. A study of the optimization of the relationship 

between technology and personnel. 

510-L. Motion and Time Study Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: lET 510. 

540. Alternate Energy Systems. 3 hrs. Study of alternative sources of energy and power. 

541 . Industrial Energy Management 3 hrs. Technical and economic aspects of industrial energy 

management, energy conservation techniques, and alternate energy sources. 

560. Manufacturing Engineering Technology. 2 hrs. Corequisite: lET 560L. Principles and functions 
essential to the manufacture of tangible products. Materials, processes, quality, and other technical 
considerations. 

560-L. Manufacturing Engineering Technology Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: lET 560. Industrial 

Simulation and Modeling. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSS 240. Analysis of discrete-event systems in industry 
such as plant layouts, materials handling, production methods, and inventory control. 

592. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of adviser. Supervised study in 
selected areas of Industrial Engineering Technology. 

INTERIOR DESIGN (ID-812) 

597. British Housing and Interiors. 3-6 hrs. A series of lectures and tours by EngHsh authorities on interior 

design topics. 

JOURNALISM (JOU-212) 

See Course Listing under COMMUNICATION. 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (IB-611) 

598. International Business Seminar Abroad. 3-6 hrs. 
692. Special Problems in International Business. 1-6 hrs. 

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (LIS-170) 

501. Introduction to Reference Resources and Services. 3 hrs. An introduction to reference materials, 
seivices, activities and functions as well as methods for locating information. 

+505. Cataloging and Classification. 3 hrs. Principles and methods of cataloging and classifying hbrary 
materials. Provides practice in bibUographical description and subject analysis. 

506. Advanced Cataloging and Classification. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 505. Advanced study of the 

principles and methods of descriptive and subject cataloging and classification with attention to non- 
print materials. 

508. School Library Media Centers. 3 hrs. Study of the development and administration of the school 
library media center. 

511. Development of Library Collections. 3 hrs. Philosophy and principles governing the selection and 

procurement of all types of library materials, including the use of selection aids and bibUographic 
sources for developing both print and non-print collections. 

+516. Utilization of Audiovisual Media and Equipment. 3 hrs. A survey of media resources and 
equipment with an emphasis on utilization in libraries. Provides experience with equipment. 



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517. Literature and Related Media for Children. 3 hrs. A survey of children's literature, traditional and 

modem, and other related materials for use by and with children of grades 1 -6. 

5 1 8. Literature and Related Media for Adolescents. 3 hrs. Study of adolescent literature and other related 

materials for use by and with young people of grades 7-12. 

525. Instructional Styles and Models in Media Programs. 3 hrs. The assessment of individualized styles 
and models of instruction in media programs and media centers. 

528. Storytelling. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 517 or 518. A study of oral tradition and folk literature with 
emphasis upon selection of stories and the art and techniques of storytelling. Provides practice in 
storytelling. 

533. History of the Book. 3 hrs. A study of the origins and early development of books and printing in 
Western Europe and the Americas. 

557. Microcomputers in Libraries. 3 hrs. Examine the various applications in which microcomputers are 
and will be utilized in different types of information centers and libraries. 

580. British Studies: Studies in Librarianship. 3 hrs. Comparative studies of library and information- 

related institutions, bibliographic organization, models of service and professional practice in the 
United States and Great Britain. 

581 . British Studies: Seminar in Children's and Young Adult Literature. 3 hrs. Intensive study of 

specific topics of British interests in literature for children and adolescents. 

586. British Studies: Historical Studies in Children's Literature. 3 hrs. Traces the development of 

children's literature in England and the United States to the early 20th Century. 

587. British Studies: Research. 3 hrs. To provide the opportunity for in-depth research projects using the 

resources of metropolitan London. 

591 . Issues in School Library Media Centers. 3 hrs. Intensive investigation of the current problems of 
school library media centers administration. 

593. Issues in Public Librarianship. 3 hrs. Considers problems involved in the administration and 
supervision of public libraries. Emphasizes topics relevant to participants. 

605. Library Management. 3 hrs. Analysis of administrative theory and principles of management in 
libraries. 

609. Seminar in Library Management 3 hrs. Survey of the problems in the management of library 
programs. Emphasis on organizing, staffmg, financing, and use of evaluation standards. 

624. Creative Library Programs. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 517 or 518. Explores the development of creative 
visual forms and use of cultural resources in library services to children and adolescents. 

629. Studies in Children's Literature. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 517. Advanced study and evaluation of 
children's literature and publishing trends in the field. 

63 1 . History of Libraries. 3 hrs. Development of libraries ft"om ancient times to the present with special 
reference to the relationship of libraries to sociocultural, economic, and political trends. 

634. History of Children's Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: LIS 517 or 518. Traces the development of 
children's literature in England and the United States to the early twentieth century. 

636. The Library in American Society. 3 hrs. The library as a social institution, its background, and the 

forces that have shaped its development. 

637. Seminar in the Development of Information Transfer Devices. 3 hrs. Study of the diversity, 

development, and uses of information transfer devices from ancient times to the present. 

638. History of Printing and Publishing. 3 hrs. Study of the history of the book and book trade from 

Renaissance Europe until present day United States. Analyzed and discussed are the printing process, 
the spread of printing, and the development of publishing with an emphasis on trade and scholarly 
publishing. Analogies between the printing and computer revolutions, and the impact of the computer 
on modem publishing are identified, developed, and discussed. 

640. Academic Libraries. 3 hrs. The development and administration of the academic library. 

641. Public Libraries. 3 hrs. The development and administration of the public library. Problems in public 

library services. 

642. Special Libraries. 3 hrs. The development and administration of the special libraries serving businesses, 

institutions, and government agencies. 



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646. Special Collections and Archives. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: LIS 501 and 505. The acquiring, processing, 

servicing, and management of collections composed of rare books, manuscripts, archival papers, oral 
history files, and other special materials. 

647. Introduction to Archival Organization. 3 hrs. Basic instruction in handling materials of archival 

significance, and on the development of the archives-library relationship. 

648. Archival Practicum. 2-4 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 647. Provides an opportunity for supervised practice in 

special collections and archival operations. 

649. Preservation of Documentary Materials. 3 hrs. The care and preservation of documentary materials in 

their various formats including techniques for conservation, preservation, and restoration. 

65 1 . Introduction to Information Science. 3 hrs. Survey of information science as a field of study; the role 
of major information and documentation centers. 

654. Library Automation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 557. Study of the theory of computer programming and 

its application to the solution of the library problems. 

655. On-Line Technical Services. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 505. Coverage of the technical services aspects of 

bibliographic utilities, chiefly OCLC (an online computer library center), its subsystems, and the 
MARC formats. 

656. On-Line Reader Services. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: LIS 501 and LIS 557. Coverage of the numerous online 

data bases which currently provide access to scholarly published literature. 

663. Subject Bibliography. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 501 for library science students. An evaluation of 

information resources in various subject fields with emphasis on characteristics of subject literatures, 
problems of use, and bibliographical control and organization. 

664. Government Publications. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 501. Study of the types of government publications 

and tools for their bibliographic organization. 

665. Bibliography of the Humanities. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 501. Study, evaluation, and utilization of 

information resources in the humanities. 

666. Bibliography of the Social Sciences. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 501. Study, evaluation, and utilization of 

library and information resources in the social sciences. 

667. Bibliography of Science and Technology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 501. Study evaluation, and 

utilization of information resources in the pure and applied sciences. 

668. Research Methods in Library Science. 3 hrs. Survey of scientific research methods and their 

apphcation to the field of library and information science. 

670. Library Services and Resources for Adults. 3 hrs. The role of libraries in meeting informational and 
recreational needs of adults; lifelong learning, services to special groups, and popular culture collections. 

675. Seminar in the Organization of Materials. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: LIS 505 and LIS 506. An 

examination of the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of processing information through an 
analysis of descriptive and subject techniques (schemes and lists) with emphasis on the Library of 
Congress Classification. 

689. Library Practicum. 2-4 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the practicum coordinator. 

69 1 . Research in Library Science. 1 - 1 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of Director. 

692. Special Problems in Librarianship. 1-3 hrs. A problem study to be approved by the Director. 

694. Field Problems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of Director. Practical experiences in dealing with 

problem situations in the field and related institutional settings. 

695. Master's Project 2 hrs. A written project dealing with a specific problem or issue in the field of library 

and information studies under faculty supervision. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

702. Bibliography for Music Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LIS 501. An extensive examination of research 
materials, including music and non-music reference works. 



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MANAGEMENT (MGT-620) 

500. Management Theory. 3 hrs. An analysis of managerial ftinctions, concepts, and practices within 
organizations. See also MBA 500. 

598. International Management Seminar Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. 
Conducted in London, England: A series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on 
international management issues and practices. 

610. Organizational Management 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 500 or the equivalent. Applications of 

analytical and communication skills in solving complex management problems. See also MBA 610. 

620. Oi^anizational Behavior and Practice. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 500 or the equivalent. Study and 
skill-building in interpersonal and small-group relationships as found in various organizations. 

630. Survey of Labor-Management Relations. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 500 or the equivalent. A survey of 
the development of labor law and collective bargaining. 

640. Advanced Personnel Administration. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 500 or the equivalent. An in-depth 
study of U.S. and intemational human resource administration. 

645. Intemational Management 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 500 or the equivalent. A case course of 
comparisons of problems in Management in the U.S. with those of other countries. 

692. Special Problems in Management 1 -6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. 

699. Intemational Management Research Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. A 
research course in intemational management offered for students enrolled in MGT 598. 

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS-630) 

580. Management Information Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Computer literacy. An analysis of the impact 
of information systems and technology on organizations. See also MBA 580. 

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (MFG-389) 

610. Advanced Quality Control and Reliability. 3 hrs. Techniques and tools in quality assurance; 

management of quality as a system; computers in quality control; quality circles; statistical process 
control; reliability; Taguchi method. 

620. Manufacturing Resources. 3 hrs. Study of forecasting models; production and inventory control 
systems; MRP II; just-in-time techniques of inventory control. 

630. Advanced Manufacturing Systems. 3 hrs. Study of manufacturing as a system; economics; 
optimization of machining; modem production processes; tool and work materials (diamonds, 
composites and ceramics). 

640. CAD/CAM Technology 1. 2 hrs. Corequisite: MFC 640L. CAD/CAM techniques utilizing micro- 

computers and modem CAD/CAM software; solid modeling; finite element analysis; design for 
manufacturing, including assembly. 

640-L. CAD/CAM Technology I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: MFC 640. 

641. CAD/CAM Technology H. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: MFC 640. Corequisite: MFC 64 IL. Extension of MFC 

640 in the area of CNC machining and other considerations in manufacturing products. 

641-L. CAD/CAM Technology n Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: MFC 641 . 

650. Plant Engineering Technology. 3 hrs. Manufacturing facility as operating system; plant and preventive 
maintenance; signature analysis; health and safety at work-place; quality of worklife; utilities 
management. 

660. Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 3 hrs. CIM concept and technology; FMS, CAPP, GT; data 
communication and networks; data base management/systems; management and human resources 
issues; factory of the future. 

670-L. Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory. 2 hrs. Experiments employing advanced techniques to 
demonstrate the interrelation at various phases of producing manufactured goods. 

680. Manufacturing Seminar. 1 hr. Discussion of modem manufacturing topics of interest; participation 
through presentation and attendance required; not to be counted as credit toward degree. 

691. Research in Manufacturing Technology. 1-9 hrs. Investigation of current research and literature in 
manufacturing; development of writing skills; a thesis/project prospectus must be orally defended. A 
maximum of 6 hours credit can be applied toward a degree in Engineering Technology. 



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692. Special Problems in Manufacturing. 1-6 hrs. Investigation and study of a specific problem not related 

to thesis research. 

693. Manufacturing Industry Internship. 1-3 hrs. Study of a local industry through shop-floor training to 

appreciate the manufacturing environment. A specific project must be approved prior to enrolhnent. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively 
working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University 
must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisites: Consultation with and permission of major professor. Credit deferred until 

thesis is completed. 

MARINE SCIENCE (MAR-322) 

501. Biological Oceanography. 3 hrs. Marine biological regimes and the influence of geological, physical, 

and chemical oceanographic features. 

501-L. Biological Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory for MAR 501. 

502. Marine Environmental Science. 3 hrs. A study of the problems that affect the coastal and nearshore 

environments of the Gulf of Mexico. 

503. Marine Invertebrate Zoology. 3 hrs. Morphology, distiibution and ecology of the phyla from Protozoa 

through Protochordates. May be taken as BSC 521. 

503-L. Marine Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 503. May be taken as BSC 
521-L. 

504. Parasites of Marine Animals. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Emphasis on morphology, 

taxonomy, life histories, and host-parasite relationships. May be taken as BSC 524. 

504-L. Parasites of Marine Animals Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 504. May be taken as BSC 

524-L. 

505. Marine Ecology. 3 hrs. The relationship of marine organisms to their environment. May be taken as 

BSC 539. 
505-L. Marine Ecology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 505. May be taken as BSC 539-L. 

506. Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes. 1 hr. Taxonomy, distribution, trophic relationships, 

reproductive strategies and adaption of tidal marsh animals. May be taken as BSC 548. 

506-L. Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 506. May 
betakenasBSC548-L. 

507. Marine Aquaculture. 3 hrs. Problems and procedures relating to the culture of commercially important 

crustaceans, fish, and mollusks. May be taken as BSC 547. 

507-L. Marine Aquaculture Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 507. May be taken as BSC 547-L. 

508. Marine Ichthyology. 3 hrs. Lecture and laboratory survey of marine chordates, including fishes, 

reptiles, mammals, and shore birds. 

508-L. Marine Ichthyology Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 508. 

509. Marine Microbiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: General Microbiology. An introduction to the role of 

microorganisms in the overall ecology of the oceans and estuaries. May be taken as BSC 590. 

509-L. Marine Microbiology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 509. May be taken as BSC 590-L. 

510. Marine Fisheries Management. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Statistics recommended. A statistical review of the 

world fisheries. May be taken as BSC 549. 

510-L. Marine Fisheries Management Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 510. May be taken as BSC 
549-L. 

520. Marine Phycology. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: General botany and plant taxonomy. A survey of the principal 

groups of marine algae. May be taken as BSC 527. 

520-L. Marine Phycology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 520. May be taken as BSC 527-L. 

521. Coastal Vegetation. 2 hrs. A study of general and specific aspects of coastal vegetation, with emphasis 

on local examples. May be taken as BSC 537. 
521-L. Coastal Vegetation Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite for MAR 521. May be taken as BSC 537-L. 



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522. Salt Marsh Plant Ecology. 2 hrs. The botanical aspects of marshes; includes plant identification, 
composition, and structure. May be taken as BSC 538. 

522-L. Salt Marsh Plant Ecology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 522. May be taken as BSC 538-L. 

530. Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms. 3 hrs. Histology of marine organisms, including tissue 
processing techniques. May be taken as BSC 568. 

530-L. Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms Laboratory. 3 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 530. May 
be taken as BSC 568-L. 

54 1 . Marine Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 111, CHE 352, MAT 1 79 or permission of instructor. Sea 
water chemistry and cycles and their impact on the marine environment. 

541-L. Marine Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany MAR 541 . Concurrent 
registration in MAR 54 1 is required. 

556. Techniques in Marine Science Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Designed to 

acquaint teachers with the marine resources of the Mississippi Coastal Zone. May be taken as SCE 
556. 

557. Marine Science for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Emphasis will be placed on 

measurements and analysis of the marine habitat and ecological relationships. May be taken as SCE 

557. 

558. Marine Science for Elementary Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Designed to 

acquaint teachers with marine science concepts. May be taken as SCE 535. 

559. Coastal Ecology for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: MAR 559-L. 

Designed to provide teachers with a background in basic coastal ecology. May be taken as SCE 559. 

559-L. Coastal Ecology for Teachers Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: 
MAR 559. May be taken as SCE 559-L. 

561. Physical Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PHY 1 12, or 202 and MAT 179 or permission of 
instructor. An introduction to the physical properties and processes of the oceans. May be taken as 
PHY 571. 

561-L. Physical Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany MAR 561. 

563. Physical Applications of the Fourier Transform. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 280 and PHY 202. 
Applications of the fourier transform to measurements in physics. (May be taken as PHY 451) 

566. Acoustics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 47 1 , permission of instructor. Principles of the generation, 
transmission and reception of acoustic waves. May be taken as PHY 546. 

581. Geological Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GLY 101, 103 or permission of instructor. Study of the 

formation and deformation of the oceanic crust and the distribution and character of marine sediments. 

581-L. Geological Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. Pre- or corequisite: MAR 581. Examination and 
interpretation of marine geological samples and data. 

582. Coastal Marine Geology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 12 credit hours in geology. A study of inshore and 

nearshore geological processes, sedimentation patterns and landform development. May be taken as 
GLY 531. 

585. Microcomputer Applications in Marine Science Instrumentation. 3 hrs. Introduction to 
programming and hardware concepts relevant for marine science applications. 

590. Special Problems m Marine Science. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Independent 

research. 

591. Special Topics in Marine Science. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Directed study in 

area for which no formal courses are offered. 

604. Early Life History of Marine Fishes. 2 hrs. Reproductive strategies and early developmental processes 
of marine fishes. May be taken as BSC 604. 

604-L. Early Life History of Marine Fishes Laboratory. 2 hrs. Corequisite for MAR 604. May be taken as 
BSC604-L 

620. Marine Sediments and Sedimentary Environments. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: GLY 501 and MAR 581 or 

permission of instructor. Principal marine sedimentary environments characterized by constituents, 
facies, and dispositional processes. 

641 . Global Carbon System. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAR core courses or permission. An examination of the 
biogeochemical cycling of carbon through global systems with an emphasis on the problem of 
climate change. 



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644. Marine Mineral Deposits. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Genesis and mode of 
occurrence of continental shelf and deepsea mineral deposits. May be taken as GLY 686. 

650. Coastal Marine Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examination of oceanic 

phenomena of the coastal ocean and estuarine zone from a chemical perspective. 

651. Marine Oceanic Geochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAR 541 or permission of instructor. 

Geochemical cycles of organic compounds in the marine environment. 

655. Estuaries. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAR core courses or permission of instructor. An introduction to estuary 
processes and ecology with discussion of the impact of human activities. 

662. Introduction to Dynamical Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. An 
introductory course that describes the different types of motions observed in the oceans and on its 
surface. It includes the study of ocean currents and waves starting with basic principles of physics. May 
be taken as PHY 510. 

669. Wave-Current Interactions with Applications to Remote Sensing. 3 hrs. An introductory study of 

different approaches to wave-current interactions, their underlying assumptions and their effects on 
remote sensing and on upper ocean dynamics. 

670. Coastal Physical Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAR 561 and MAR 562 or permission of 

instructor. Dynamic circulation of continental shelves; includes steady and time-varying flows, 
pressure gradients, wind stress, bottom friction and oceanic forcing. 

682. Special Topics in Biological Oceanography. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Study of a selected area 

in biological marine science. May be repeated. 

683. Special Topics in Marine Chemistry. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Study of a selected area in 

chemical marine science. May be repeated. 

684. Special Topics in Geological Oceanography. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Study of a selected 

area in geological marine science. May be repeated. 

685. Special Topics in Physical Oceanography. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Study of a selected area 

in physical marine science. 

689. Seminar in Marine Science. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Current topics in marine 
science explored via student discussion and presentation. May be repeated. 

691. Directed Research in Marine Science. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Independent research 
conducted under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

791. Directed Research in Marine Science. 1-12 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the major professor. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of major professor. 



Master of Business Administration / 2 1 1 

MARKETING (MKT-625) 

550. Marketing Foundations. 3 hrs. An analysis of marketing functions, concepts, and practices in 
managerial decision making. See also MBA 550. 

595. International Marketing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MKT 300 and Graduate status. The economic, political, 
and cultural aspects of international business operations. 

598. International Marketing Seminar Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. 
Conducted in London, England: a series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on 
international marketing issues and practices. 

605. Problems in Marketing Management 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MKT 550 or the equivalent. Applications of 
analytical and communication skills in solving complex marketing problems. See also MBA 605. 

635. Seminar in Consumer Behavior. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MKT 300. Application of behavioral science 
concepts to research and marketing decisions. 

640. Marketing Planning. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MKT 300. An applications-oriented approach to strategic 
and operational marketing problems. 

650. Seminar in Marketing Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BA 302 and MKT 300. A smdy of advanced 
research techniques used in market analysis. 

692. Special Problems in Marketing. 1 -6 hrs. Consent of the chair of the Marketing Department is required 
prior to registration. 

699. International Marketing Research Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. A 
research course in international marketing offered for students enrolled in MKT 598. 

MASS COMMUNICATION (MC-208) 

See Course Listing under COMMUNICATION. 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA-613) 

500. Management Theory. 3 hrs. An analysis of managerial functions, concepts, and practices within 
organizations. See also MGT 500. 

511. Financial Accounting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Computer literacy. Fundamentals of accumulating, reporting, 
and interpreting financial accounting information for internal and external uses. See also ACC 511. 

520. Managerial Economics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Computer literacy; calculus. An examination of 
microeconomic theory as applied to managerial decision making. See also ECO 520. 

530. Statistics for Managers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Computer literacy. An examination of statistical techniques 
as applied to managerial decision making. 

545. Communication Skills for Managers. 1.5 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or MPA program. A 

course designed to develop communication skills as tfiey relate to managerial effectiveness. 

546. Legal Environment of Management 1 .5 hrs. A survey of the major legal considerations affecting 

managerial decision making. 

550. Marketing Foundations. 3 hrs. An analysis of marketing functions, concepts, and practices in 
managerial decision making. See also MKT 550. 

560. Managerial Accounting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 5 1 1 or the equivalent. An analysis of the use of 
accounting information in managerial decision making. See also ACC 560. 

570. Managerial Finance. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Computer literacy; MBA 51 1 or the equivalent. A study of 
financial analysis in managerial decision making. See also FIN 570. 

580. Management Information Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Computer literacy. An analysis of the impact 
of information systems and technology on organizations. See also MIS 580. 

585. Integrative Management 1.5 hrs. Prerequisites: Admission to MBA program and permission of CBA 
Dean. An analysis of strategies and decision making using case studies to integrate all business 
functions. 

598. International Business Seminar Abroad. 3-6 hrs. 

600. Business and Society. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of CBA Dean. An examination of internal and 
external factors influencing decision making with an emphasis on ethics, civic responsibility, social 
responsiveness, and professional values. 

605. Problems in Marketing Management 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 550 or the equivalent. Applications of 
analytical and communication skills in solving complex marketing problems. See also MKT 605. 



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610. Organizational Management 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 500 or the equivalent. Applications of 

analytical and communication skills in solving complex management problems. See also MGT 610. 

620. Macroeconomic Analysis for Managers. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MBA 520; MBA 530. An examination 
of the use of macroeconomic analysis and information in managerial decision making. 

630. Operations Management 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 500. An analysis of modem operations 
management in terms of efficiency, productivity, quality, and service to the customer. 

640. Problems in Corporate Finance. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 570. Applications of financial theory to 
complex financial problems. 

650. Business Modeling. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 580. An examination of the theory and applications of 
formal models in managerial decision making. 

660. Managerial Strategy and Planning. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the CBA Dean. An analysis of 
strategic business planning and implementation from the perspective of top management. 

685. Managing in a Global Environment 1.5 hrs. Prerequisites: MBA 620 and MBA 640. An analysis of 

the global environment and its implications for managerial decision making. 

686. Federal Taxes and Management Decisions. 1.5 hrs. Prerequisite: MBA 560. An analysis of federal tax 

concepts with an emphasis on tax planning. 

692. Special Problems in Business Administration. 1-6 hrs. 

MATHEMATICS (MAT-350) 

500. Mathematics Teaching Seminar. 1 hr. Indepth topics related to preparing and presenting lessons, 
testing and grading, and classroom management, includes videotaping of practice teaching sessions. 
(Does not count as program credit for M.S. in mathematics.) 

508. Mathematical Foundations for Inservice Elementary School Teachers. 3 hrs. Numeration, place 

value, intuitive geometry, measurement, arithmetic algorithms. (Does not count as program credit for 
M.S. in mathematics.) 

509. Mathematical Foundations for Inservice Middle School Teachers. 3 hrs. Intuitive geometry, 

integers, rational numbers, probabiUty, graphing, metric system, word problems. (Does not count as 
program credit for M.S. in mathematics.) 

510. Mathematics for Teachers of Junior High School Mathematics. 3 hrs. The real number system and 

major subsystems, introduction to algebra, informal geometry, consumer mathematics and introduction 
to BASIC programming. (Open only to elementary and special education majors and does not count as 
program credit for M.S. in mathematics.) 

515. Introduction to Differential Equations n. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 385. Systems of linear differential 
equations, characteristic equations, operator methods, approximating solutions, Laplace transforms. 

517. Introduction to Partial Differential Equations. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 385. Integrability conditions, 
quasilinear and Unear equations, applications to physics, classification of second order equations and 
canonical forms, separation of variables. 

+518.* Linear Programming. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 326. Convex sets, linear inequalities, extreme-point 
solutions, simplex procedure, applications. 

+519.* Optimization in Mathematical Programming. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 280 and 418. Selected 
topics in optimization from Unear and nonlinear programming. 

520. Probability and Mathematical Statistics H. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 320. Central limit theorem, 

estimation, hypothesis tests. 

521. Number Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 340. Induction, well ordering, division algorithm, Euclidean 

algorithm. Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, number theoretic functions, congruences. 

523. Modem Algebra 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 340. Elementary notions in groups. Fundamental 

Theorem of Finitely Generated Groups, permutation groups, quotient groups, the isomorphism 
theorems, applications of transformation groups. 

524. Modem Algebra H. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 423. Survey of standard algebraic systems: rings, integral 

domains, fields, modules, polynomial rings, quotient rings, fields of quotients. 

526. Linear Algebra n. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 326. Determinants polynomials; complex numbers; single 
linear transformations; orthogonal, unitary, and symmetric linear transformations. 

536. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 280. Complex numbers and 
fiinctions, limits, continuity, differentiation, analytic fiinctions, branches, contour integration, series. 



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537. Graph Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 340. An introduction to graphs and a samphng of their 
numerous and diverse applications. 

539. Combinatorics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 326, 340, and 169 or 179. Counting and enumeration 

techniques, inversion formulas and their applications, and counting schemata relative to permutations 
of objects. 

541. Advanced Calculus 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 280 and 340. Point set theory, sequences, continuity, 

uniform continuity, limits, mean value theorems, L' Hospital's rule. 

542. Advanced Calculus II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 441 . Riemann integration, Taylor's theorem, improper 

integrals, infinite series, uniform convergence. 

543. Advanced Calculus III. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 542 or permission of instructor. Vector-valued 

functions of several variables, to include Inverse and Implicit Function Theorems, multiple integrals, 
line and surface integrals. 

560.* Numerical Analysis 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 280, 326, and knowledge of a programming 

language. Methods of solving equations and systems of equations, error analysis, difference equations. 

561.* Numerical Analysis 11. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 385 and 460. Interpolating polynomials, numerical 
differentiation and integration, numerical solutions of differential equations, roundoff error. 

* Students will use University computers and appropriate software as a part of course requirements. 

572. Modem Geometry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 280, 316 or 326, and 340. Heuristic and analytic 
treatment of a branch of modem geometry, such as projective or differential geometry. 

575. General Topology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 169 or 179, and 340. General topological spaces, bases 
and subbases, continuity. 

581. History of Mathematics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 167 or 178. The history of mathematics from 
antiquity through the 1 7th century. (Does not count as program credit for M.S. in mathematics.) 

588. Mathematics for Inservice Secondary School Teachers 1. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: 24 hours of 

mathematics excluding pre-calculus courses, secondary mathematics teaching experience. Special 
mathematical topics for inservice secondary school mathematics teachers, to include algebra, number 
theory, graph theory, and combinatorics. (Does not count as program credit for M.S. in mathematics.) 

589. Mathematics for Inservice Secondary School Teachers II. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: 24 hours of 

mathematics excluding pre-calculus courses, secondary mathematics teaching experience. Special 
mathematical topics for inservice secondary school mathematics teachers, to include probability theory, 
analysis, applied mathematics, topology, geometry. (Does not count as program credit for M.S. in 
mathematics.) 

592. Special Problems I, II. 1-3 hrs. each. 

601 . Differential Geometry 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 43 1 . An introduction to the theory of plane curves, 
space curves, and surface. 

603. Modem Algebra. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 424. Simple groups, solvable groups, the Sylow theorems, 
presentations of groups, category terminology, introductory homological algebra. 

605. Ordinary Differential Equations. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 385. Topics from the theory of ordinary 

differential equations. Specific topics to be selected by the instructor. 

606. Partial Differential Equations. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 385. Dirichlet, Neumann, and mixed 

boundary value problems; classical techniques of solution of partial differential equations & 
applications. 

610. Numerical Linear Algebra. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 326 and a knowledge of eigenvalues and 
eigenvectors. Theory and practice of matrix computations, matrix norms, singular value 
decomposition, hnear systems, LU decomposition, QR decomposition, methods for eigenvalue 
problems. 

629. Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CSC 6 1 6 or permission of instructor. 
Combinatorial/graphical techniques for complexity analysis recurrence relations, Polya theory, NP 
complete problems. May also be taken as CSC 629. 

636. Functions of a Complex Variable II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 436. Taylor and Laurent series, residue 
calculus, conformal mapping with applications, integral formulas of the Poisson type, analytic 
continuation. 



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637. Functions of a Complex Variable HI. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 636. A continuation of MAT 636. 

641. Functions of a Real Variable 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 442. Foundations of real analysis and 

introduction to Lebesgue integration. 

642. Functions of Real Variable n. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 64 1 . Continuation of MAT 641 . 

675. Topology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 475. Properties of topological spaces such as imbedding and 
extension theorems, metrizability and compactification. 

68 1 . Topics in Algebra I, H, HI. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 423 and permission of instructor. May be 

repeated for a maximum of nine hours credit. 

682. Topics in Analysis I, H, HI. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for a 

maximum of nine hours credit. 

683. Topics in Topology and Geometry I, n, HI. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be 

repeated for a maximum of nine hours credit. 

684. Topics in Applied Mathematics I, H, HI. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated 

for a maximum of nine hours credit. 

689. Mathematics Seminar I, n. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Six hours of seminar are 
required for the M.S. degree in Mathematics. 

691. Research in Mathematics. 1-16 hrs. (Does not count as program credit for M.S. in mathematics.) 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

MATHEMATICS REFRESHER AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 

(M.REP-350) 

582. Precalculus Review 1. 1-3 hrs. A review of topics from elementary, intermediate, and advanced algebra, 

with an emphasis upon applications relevant to the high school curriculum. 

583. Precalculus Review H. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 582 or permission of instructor. A review of topics 

from trigonometry and elementary functions, with an emphasis upon applications relevant to the high 
school curriculum. 

584. Calculus Review 1. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 583 or permission of instructor. A review of topics from 

single-variable calculus to include limits, continuity, derivatives, and integration, with applications 
relevant to the high school curriculum. 

585. Calculus Review H. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 584 or permission of instructor. A review of topics 

from single-variable calculus to include methods of integration, L'Hospital's rule, improper integrals, 
infinite series and vectors, with applications relevant to the high school curriculum. 

586. Geometry Review for High School Teachers. 1-3 hrs. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester 

hours. Topics from Euclidean geometry, transformational geometry, plane analytic geometry, and 
topology. 

587. Problem Solving in School Mathematics. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 585 or permission of instructor. 

May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Includes strategies for solving both standard and 
non-standard mathematical problems. 

None of the courses MAT 582 - 587 will count toward any degree in mathematics. 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (MET-397) 

510. Production Materials. 3 hrs. Study of properties of materials for cutting, drilling, forming, and heat 
treating operations. 

520. Robotics. 3 hrs. Fundamentals of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrically-controlled industrial robots. 
Robot geometry, installation and applications in industrial processes. 

592. Special Problems.. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. 



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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (MTC-354) 

500. Applied Clinical Procedures. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, "C or better in 

MAT 101, second higher math, CHE 106/106L, and CHE 107/107L. Corequisite: MTC 500L, must 
be taken with or before other MTC 500 level courses. An introduction to clinical laboratory safety, 
instrumentation, mathematics, and analytical techniques. 

+500-L. Applied Clinical Procedures Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, "C" 
or better in MAT 101, second higher math, CHE 106/106L, and CHE 107/107L. Corequisite: MTC 
500, must be taken with or before other MTC 500 level courses. A laboratory emphasizing clinical 
laboratory safety, instrumentation, mathematics, and analytical techniques. 

501 . Advanced Body Fluids. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum or permission of department. 

Corequisite: MTC 50 IL. Analysis of the physical, chemical, and microscopic parameters of body 
fluids — research component. 

+501-L. Advanced Body Fluids Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum. Corequisite: 
MTC 501. 

502. Advanced Clinical Bacteriology L 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MTC 300, 300L, BSC 380, 380L or permission 

of instructor. Corequisite: MTC 502L. Evaluation of clinical specimens with regard to pathogenic 
microorganisms — research component. 

+502-L. Advanced Clinical Bacteriology I Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: MTC 300, 300L, BSC 380, 
380L or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MTC 502. 

503. Advanced CUnical Mycology. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum or permission of 

department. Corequisite: MTC 503L. The study of pathogenic fungi, emphasis is placed on laboratory 
methods of isolation and identification of medically important fungi — research component. 

+503-L. Advanced Clinical Mycology Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum. 
Corequisite: MTC 503. 

504. Advanced Clinical Chemistry L 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MTC 300, 300L, CHE 321 , 321 L, or permission 

of instructor. Corequisite: MTC 504L. The chemical analysis of body fluids-research component. 

+504-L. Advanced Clinical Chemistry I Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: MTC 300, 300L, CHE 321, 321 L, 
or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MTC 504. 

505. Advanced Clinical Parasitology L 1 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to practicum or permission of 

department. Corequisite: MTC 505L. Study of medically significant protozoan and helminthic 
parasites and their vectors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory methods of detection and identification of 
these organisms-research component. 

+505-L. Advanced Clinical Parasitology Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to practicum. 
Corequisite: MTC 505. 

506. Advanced Fundamentals of Hematology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MTC 300, 300L. Corequisite: MTC 

506L. An introduction to the sttidy of blood and blood forming organs — research component. 

+506-L. Advanced Fundamentals of Hematology Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: MTC 300, 300L. 
Corequisite: MTC 506. 

507. Advanced Clinical Immunodiagnostics L 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to residency or permission of 

department. Corequisite: MTC 507L. An introduction to immunodiagnostic testing, theory, and 
practical experience involving antigen-antibody reactions in relation to disease in humans — research 
component. 

-1-507-L. Advanced CUnical Immunodiagnostics I Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to practicum. 
Corequisite: MTC 507. 

508. Advanced CUnical Immunohematology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to practicum or permission of 

department. Corequisite: MTC 508L. The theory and techniques of donor selection, processing blood 
for transfusion, and resolving incompatibilities — research component. 

+508-L. Advanced CUnical Immunodiagnostics I Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the 
practicum. Corequisite: MTC 508. 

509. Advanced CUnical Chemistry II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to practicum or permission of the 

department. Corequisite: MTC 509L. The chemical analysis of body fluids — research component. 



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+509-L. Advanced Clinical Chemistry n Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum. 
Corequisite: MTC 509. 

5 10. Advanced Special Chemistry. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum or permission of the 

department. Corequisite: MTC 5 lOL. Introduction to therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical 
toxicology with special emphasis on pathophysiology and analyte measurement. 

+510-L. Advanced Special Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum. 
Corequisite: MTC 510. 

511. Advanced Coagulation. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum or permission of the 

department. Corequisite: MTC 51 IL. The study of hemostasis in the human and its application to 
clinical laboratory testing, normal and abnormal. 

+51 1-L. Advanced Coagulation Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to practicum. Corequisite: MTC 
511. 

512. Advanced Principles of Clinical Administration and Education. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to 

residency or permission of department. Introduction of basic principles of clinical laboratory 
administration and education — ^research component. 

514. Advanced Current Topics in Medical Technology. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to practicum or 
permission of department. Presentation of techniques and procedures that have recently been 
developed and/or incorporated into the area of cUnical laboratory science. 

522. Advanced Clinical Bacteriology II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum or pennission of 
department. Corequisite: MTC 522L. Laboratory methods of isolation, identification, and other testing 
of pathogenic bacteria and their etiologic role in disease — ^research component. 

+522-L. Advanced Clinical Bacteriology n Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to practicum. 
Corequisite: MTC 522. 

526. Advanced Hematology 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum or permission of department. 
Corequisite: MTC 526L. The study of blood cells and their abnormalities with emphasis on procedures 
of laboratory examination — research component. 

+526-L. Advanced Hematology I Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the practicum. Corequisite: 
MTC 526. 

551. Advanced Urinalysis. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phase I of practicum. Clinical 

education at one of the affiliated hospitals — ^research component. 

552. Advanced Clinical Microbiology. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phase I of practicum. 

CUnical education at one of the affihated hospital laboratories — research component. 

556. Advanced Hematology 11. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phase I of practicum. Clinical 

education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories — ^research component. 

557. Advanced Clinical Immunodiagnostics H. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phase I of 

practicum. Clinical education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories — research component. 

558. Advanced Blood Bank. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phase I of practicum. Clinical 

education at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories — ^research component. 

559. Advanced Clinical Chemistry HI. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phase I of practicum. 

Clinical education at one of the affihated hospital laboratories — research component. 

561. Oncology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or permission of instructor. An 
introduction to the biological and clinical aspects of cancer. 

689. Medical Technology Seminar. 1 hr. Presentation of current material related to clinical medicine. 

691. Research. 1-6 hrs. 

692. Special Problems in Medical Technology. 1-8 hrs. Individuals will be assigned some specific cUnical 

problem in medical technology to investigate under faculty direction. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 



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MUSIC (MUS-675) 

53 1 . History of Opera. 3 hrs. The history of musical theatre from Greek drama to present. Open to non- 

music majors with permission of instructor. 

532. American Music. 3 hrs. A study of the development of music in North America. Open to non-music 

majors with permission of instructor. 

533. 20th Century Music. 3 hrs. Examination of music trends since Debussy and Mahler. Open to non- 
music majors with pemiission of instructor. 

534. Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Music. 3 hrs. A study of the rise of music in the ancient 

world, the beginning of western music and of polyphony. Open to non-music majors with 
permission of instructor. 

535. Baroque Music. 3 hrs. The development of musical styles and forms from Monteverdi through J.S. 

Bach. Open to non-music majors with permission of instructor. 

536. 18th Century Music. 3 hrs. The development of classical styles and forms, emphasis on style galant, 
emfindsamer stil and the Viennese classicists. Open to non-music majors with permission of instructor. 

537. 19th Century Music. 3 hrs. The development of musical romanticism, emphasis on the expansion of 
classical forms, and the appearance of new stylistic concepts. Open to non-music majors with 
permission of instructor. 

539. Diction. 3 hrs. Systematic introduction to phonetics of various foreign languages as applied to singing. 

May be taken for a total of six (6) hours. The second registration permitted only into a section in which 
the languages emphasized are different. 

540. Vocal Literature. 2 hrs. 

541. Vocal Literature. 2 hrs. A continuation of MUS 540. 

542. Keyboard History and Literature L 3 hrs. The history and literature of keyboard music from pre- 

Baroque times through the works of Beethoven. 

543. Keyboard History and Literature II. 3 hrs. The history and literature of keyboard music after 

Beethoven to the present. 

544. Organ Literature. 2 hrs. 

545. Organ Literature. 2 hrs. A continuation of MUS 544. 

546. Instrumental Literature. 2 hrs. 

547. Instrumental Literature. 2 hrs. A continuation of MUS 546. 

548. Choral Literature 1. 3 hrs. A survey of choral literature. Study will include materials suitable for school 

and church choirs as well as standard masterworks. 

549. Choral Literature E. 3 hrs. Selected topics in choral literature, post-Baroque. 

550. Symphonic Literature. 3 hrs. A history of and literature for the symphony orchestra from 1600 to the 

present. Open to non-music majors with pemiission of instructor. 

55 1 . Chamber Music. 3 hrs. A survey of music for small instrumental ensembles. Open to non-music 

majors with permission of instructor. 

553. Church Music Literature and Materials. 3 hrs. Church music repertoire for all choirs and handbells. 
Supplementary materials such as teaching aids will be included. 

560. Administration of Church Music. 3 hrs. Administrative procedures for total music program of the 
church, including basic philosophy, planning, budgeting, promotion, training music leaders, and 
developing program goals. 

562. Hymnology. 3 hrs. The history of the Christian hymn from its roots to present-day form. 

57 1 . Seminar in Masterpieces of Music. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MUS 232 or consent of instructor. A thorough 
exploration of major compositions from all musical media. May be taken two times. May be taken by 
non-music majors with the consent of instructor. 

599. British Studies: Music in Britain Today. 3 to 6 hrs. 

620. Music Theory Survey. 3 hrs. A survey of harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic elements of tonal music. 
Will not apply towards any doctoral degree or a degree with composition emphasis. 

630. Music History Survey. 3 hrs. A survey of the major periods of the history of music with emphasis on 
significant works. Sources useful in the investigation of music are surveyed. Will not apply towards a 
doctoral degree. 



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692. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. each. Investigation of specialized areas of interest. May be repeated. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University must enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

702. Bibliography for Music Research. 3 hrs. An extensive examination of research materials, including 
music and non-music reference works. 

711. Pedagogy of Theory. 3 hrs. A course in die teaching of music theory in the senior high school as well as 
the college level. 

713. Seminar in Music Theory. 2 hrs. For theory and composition majors; open to others with permission 

of instructor. 

714. Composition Project 6 hrs. Open to students with a major in theory and composition. 

715. Recital. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of music performance studies instructor and approval by the 

major professor. Grade of E may be awarded. 

721. Analytical Techniques. 3 hrs. A course designed to develop technique in analysis of music from the 

time of early polyphony through the Baroque period. 

722. Analytical Techniques. 3 hrs. A course designed to develop techniques in analysis of music in the 

Classical and Romantic periods. 

723. Seminar in 20th Century Compositional Techniques. 3 hrs. A seminar in techniques utilized by 

composers in the 20th century. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of selected works. 

724. Pre-Baroque Counterpoint 2 hrs. Contrapuntal writing up to eight parts. Prerequisite: MUS 321 or 

permission of instructor. 

725. Tonal Counterpomt 2 hrs. Contrapuntal writing culminating in the fugue. Prerequisite: MUS 322 or 

permission of instructor. 

727. Advanced Orchestration. 3 hrs. May be taken three times. Prerequisites: MUS 401 or 
permission of instructor. 

73 1 . Seminar in Performance Practices 1. 3 hrs. A study of the conductor's and performer's problems in 

the interpretation and performance of vocal and instinmental music of tiie 17th and 18th centuries. 

732. Seminar m Performance Practices H. 3 hrs. A study of the conductor's and performer's problems in 

the interpretation and performance of vocal and instrumental music of the 19th and 20th centuries. 

752. Band Literature n. 3 hrs. A survey of band literature, grades V and above. 

761. Topics in Music Literature. 3 hrs. A course designed to expand the student's knowledge of music 
literature through a period, historical, or school approach. May be repeated. 

786. Concert Band Arranging. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MUS 401 or permission of instiiictor. Designed to 

provide tiie arranger with essential techniques of scoring for concert band, with special focus on 
existing concert band music. 

787. Arranging for School Choruses. 3 hrs. Designed to focus on selected choral music and to provide the 

arranger with essential techniques of scoring for school chorus. 

79 1 . Research in Music. 1 - 1 6 hrs. 

792. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. each, arr. Investigation of specialized areas of interest. May be repeated. 

794. Major Solo Role m an Opera. 1 hr. Permission of instructor and simultaneous enrollment in Opera 
Theatre are required. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of tiie University may enroll in tiiis course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using otiier resources of tiie University must enroll in tiiis course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

821 . Advanced Analytical Techniques. 3 hrs. An in-deptii analysis of selected y/orks prior to 1750. 
Prerequisite: MUS 721 or permission of music tiieory faculty. 



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822. Advanced Analytical Techniques. 3 hrs. An in-depth analysis of selected works chosen from the 

Classical and Romantic periods. Prerequisite: MUS 722 or pennission of the music theory faculty. 

823. Advanced Analytical Techniques. 3 hrs. An in-depth analysis of selected works cho.sen from the 2()th 

century. Prerequisite: MUS 723 or pennission of the music theory faculty. 

870. First Doctoral Solo Recital. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of applied music instructor and approval of 

the major professor. Grade of E may be awarded. 

871. Doctoral I^ecture Recital. 3 hrs. A lecture, delivered by the doctoral candidate, that includes a 

performance in which the candidate is a principal performer. Prerequisite: Permission of applied music 
instructor and approval of the major professor. Grade of E may be awarded. 

872. Second Doctoral Solo Recital. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of applied music instructor and approval 

of the major professor. Grade of E may be awarded. 

873. Concerto Performance with Band or Orchestra. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of applied music 

instructor and approval of the major professor. Grade of E may be awarded. 

874. Major Solo Role in an Opera. 1 hr. Permission of applied music instructor and approval of the major 

professor. Grade of E may be awarded. 

875. Major Solo Role in Oratorio. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of music performance studies instructor 

and approval of the major professor. Grade of E may be awarded. 

876. Chamber Music Recital. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of music performance studies instructor and 

approval of the major professor. Grade of E may be awarded. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 



MUSIC EDUCATION (MED-680) 

501 . Marching Band Methods. 3 hrs. Techniques for developing marching band programs. Emphasis 

placed upon music selection, rehearsal organization and drill charting techniques. Provides tools for 
administering and directing marching band programs. 

502. Advanced Computer-Assisted Marching Band Drill Design. 3 hrs. Introduction to writing marching 

band drill design. Provides charting-proficient students with skills in developing form and flow. 
Includes computer lab time. 

524. Instrument Repair. 3 hrs. Designed to give practical experience in preventive maintenance, minor 
repair and adjustment of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. 

529. Piano Tuning and Repair. 3 hrs. Study of basic techniques of tuning and repairing pianos. 

538. Seminar in Band Literature 1. 3 hrs. A study, based upon student needs, of selected masterworks for 

band. May be repeated. 

544. Arranging for Marching Band. 3 hrs. Designed to provide the arranger with the essential techniques 
of scoring for the outdoor band. Course will focus on the study of existing arrangements. 

550. Vocal Pedagogy. 2 hrs. Techniques, practices, and materials used in teaching voice; practical 

experience in teaching voice. 

55 1 . Advanced Vocal Pedagogy. 2 hrs. Advanced study of pedagogical materials. 

590. Piano Workshop. 1 -3 hrs. A course designed to meet the needs of the piano teacher, including a survey 

of standard materials together with a presentation of modem teaching methods. Cannot be applied 
toward a music degree. May be repeated. 

591 . Instrumental Workshop. 1-3 hrs. May be repeated. Cannot be applied toward a music degree. 

592. Choral Workshop. 1-3 hrs. May be repeated. Cannot be applied toward a music degree. 

593. Elementary Music Workshop. 1-3 hrs. Intensive examination of current problems, trends, and 

materials in the field of elementary music education. Cannot be applied toward a music degree. 
May be repeated. 

594. Marching Band Workshop. 1-3 hrs. May be repeated. Cannot be applied toward a music degree. 

595. Instrumental Conductors Conference. 2 hrs. May be repeated. Cannot be applied toward a 

music degree. 

596. Choral Conductors Conference. 2 hrs. May be repeated. Cannot be applied toward a music degree. 



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624. Practicum in Music Education. 3 hrs. Examination of theory and research on teaching music to pre- 
coUege and college age students with subsequent application in a real environment. 

692. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Investigation of speciahzed areas of interest. May be repeated. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a tiiesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in tiiis course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. No thesis will be accepted unless accompanied by an absti-act. Theses 

which employ questionnaires will not be accepted unless accompanied by summaries of the findings to 
be mailed to respondents. 

714. Administration and Supervision of Elementary and Secondary School Music Programs. 3 hrs. The 
organization, supervision, and evaluation of the total music program, including program development, 
problems of finance, and selection of personnel and equipment. 

725. Foundations and Principles of Music Education. 3 hrs. Historical and philosophical foundations of 
the total music education program, and principles of teaching, learning, organization, administration. 

731. Graduate Conducting 1. 3 hrs. Development of conducting skill, rehearsal techniques, study and 

preparation of scores of standard band, choral, and orchestral repertoire. MED 731 and 732 may be 
repeated but no more than a total of six hours of conducting may be used for a degree. 

732. Graduate Conducting n. 3 hrs. A continuation of MED 73 1 . MED 73 1 and 732 may be repeated but 

no more than a total of six hours of conducting may be used for a degree. 

734. Woodwind Techniques and Materials. 2 hrs. A course dealing with the problems of teaching 

woodwind instruments and a comprehensive study of woodwind literature. 

735. Brass Techniques and Materials. 2 hrs. A comprehensive survey of teaching techniques for the 

brasses witii a survey of teaching materials emphasizing pedagogy textbooks and books designed for 
class instruction. 

736. Percussion Techniques and Materials. 2 hrs. Performance techniques of all percussion instruments 

and a survey of teaching materials and literature for percussion. 

737. String Techniques and Materials. 2 hrs. A comprehensive survey of teaching techniques for stringed 

instinments; survey of teaching materials emphasizing pedagogy textbooks and metiiod books. 

738. Keyboard Techniques and Materials. 2 hrs. An examination of keyboard literature as it relates to the 

techniques and practices of piano instruction. 

739. Vocal Techniques and Materials. 2 hrs. Techniques and procedures for teaching correct vocal 

production habits; examination of choral literature for secondary school and collegiate levels. 

740. Music Education in the Elementary Schools. 3 hrs. An advanced course in the development of music 

education programs for children. 

750. Music m General Education. 3 hrs. An examination of the role of music in the general education of 
students throughout the educational system. 

755. Aesthetics and Psychology of Music. 3 hrs. An examination of issues and theoretical positions in the 

areas of philosophy of music and of musical learning. 

756. Evaluation and Guidance in Music Education. 3 hrs. The administi-ation and interpretation of tests of 

musical talent and musical achievement. 

792. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Investigation of specialized areas of interest. May be repeated. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using otiier 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

825. Doctoral Seminar in Music Education. 3 hrs. Orientation of doctoral stiidy. Studies in the history and 

philosophy of music education. 

826. Doctoral Seminar in Music Education. 3 hrs. Primary focus on advanced research methods, 

techniques, and procedures appropriate to tiie doctoral level of music education. 



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828. Administration of College and University Music Programs. 3 hrs. A practical course in the principles 
of administration, organization, and goals of music programs at the college or university level. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

MUSIC PERFORMANCE STUDIES (MUP-670) 

601, 602, +603. Piano. 1-4 hrs. 

604, 605, +606. Harpsichord. 1-4 hrs. 

61 1,612, +613. Organ. 14 hrs. 

614, 615, +616. Hute. 1-4 hrs. 

6 17, 6 18, +6 19. Oboe. 1-4 hrs. 

620, 62 1 , +622. Clarinet 1 4 hrs. 

623, 624, +625. Saxophone. 1-4 hrs. 

626, 627, +628. Bassoon. 1-4 hrs. 

629, 630, +631. Horn. 1-4 hrs. 

632, 633, +634. Trumpet 14 hrs. 

635, 636, +637. Trombone. 14 hrs. 

638, 639, +640. Euphonium. 1-4 hrs. 

641, 642, +643. Tuba. 14 hrs. 

644, 645, +646. Violin. 14 hrs. 

647, 648, +649. Viola. 14 hrs. 

650, 651, +652. CeUo. 14 hrs. 

653, 654, +655. String Bass. 14 hrs. 

656, 657, +658. Percussion. 14 hrs. 

661, 662, +663. Voice. 14 hrs. 

664, 665, +666. Harp. 14 hrs. 

667, 668, +669. Guitar. 14 hrs. 

671 . Chamber Music. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

678. Carillon. 1 hr. Participation by audition only. May be repeated. 

679. Covenant. 1 hr. Participation by audition only. May be repeated. 

68 1 . Orchestra. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

682. Band. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

683. University Chorale. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

684. Jazz Lab Band. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

685. Collegium Musicum. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

686. Oratorio Chorus. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

687. Jazz Singers. 1 hr. By audition only. May be repeated. 

688. University Singers. 1 hr. May be repeated 

689. Chamber Singers. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

690. Opera Theatre. 1 hr. May be repeated. 

691, 692, 693, 694, +695. Advanced Composition. 1-3 hrs. 

701, 702. Piano. 14 hrs. 

704, 705. Harpsichord. 14 hrs. 

71 1,712. Organ. 14 hrs. 

714, 715. Flute. 14 hrs. 

717, 718. Oboe. 14 hrs. 

720, 721. Clarinet 14 hrs. 



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723, 724. Saxophone. 1-4 hrs. 

726, 727. Bassoon. 1-4 hrs. 

729, 730. Horn. 1-4 hrs. 

732, 733. Trumpet. 1-4 hrs. 

735, 736. Trombone. 1 -4 hrs. 

738, 739. Euphonium. 1-4 hrs. 

741, 742. Tuba. 1-4 hrs. ■ 

744, 745. Violin. 1-4 hrs. 

747, 748. Viola. 1-4 hrs. 

750, 751. CeUo. 1-4 hrs. 

753, 754. String Bass. 1-4 hrs. 

756, 757. Percussion. 1-4 hrs. 

761, 762. Voice. 1-4 hrs. 

764, 765. Harp. 1-4 hrs. 

767, 768. Guitar. 1-4 hrs. 

791, 792, 793. Composition. 1-3 hrs. 

801, 802. Piano. 1-4 hrs. 

804, 805. Harpsichord. 1-4 hrs. 

811, 812. Organ. 1-4 hrs. 

814, 815. Flute. 1-4 hrs. 

817, 818. Oboe. 1-4 hrs. 

820, 821. Clarinet. 1-4 hrs. 

823, 824. Saxophone. 14 hrs. 

826, 827. Bassoon. 1-4 hrs. 

829, 830. Horn. 1-4 hrs. 

832, 833. Trumpet 1-4 hrs. 

835, 836. Trombone. 1-4 hrs. 

838, 839. Euphonium. 1-4 hrs. 

841, 842. Tuba. 1-4 hrs. 

844, 845. Violin. 1-4 hrs. 

847, 848. Viola. 1-4 hrs. 

850, 851. Cello. 1-4 hrs. 

853, 854. String Bass. 1-4 hrs. 

856, 857. Percussion. 1-4 hrs. 

861, 862. Voice. 1-4 hrs. 

864, 865. Harp. 1-4 hrs. 

891, 892., 893 Composition. 1-3 hrs. 

NURSING (NSG-075) 

519. The Computer as a Nursing Tool. 3 hrs. Exposure to the computer and examination of nursing 
applications. 

522. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 
contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

536. Hospice: Concept and Application. 3 hrs. Explores concept and operationalization with emphasis on 

legislation, funding, referrals, advocacy. 

537. Abusive Behavior: An Exploration. An inter-disciplinary exploration of abusive behavior across the 

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538. Health Care Financing. 3 hrs. Survey of health economics, finance theory, cost control, prospective 
reimbursement, and trends. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

589. Caribbean Studies: Health Care Delivery Systems. 3 hrs. The course examines major issues relevant 
to the health care delivery system in the West Indies. The students will assess the level of health care 
delivery among various populations and groups. 

591. Austrian Studies: Variable Topics. 3 hrs. 

593. Health Care of the Elderly in England. 3 hrs. Resources for the elderly in U.S. and Great Britain. 

Attitudes and perceptions of elderly by British health care providers. 

594. Health Care in England. 3 hrs. Comparison of health care system in United states and England. 

Philosophies of health and nursing in a community are explored. 

595. Management and Economics of Health Care. 3 or 6 hrs. United States and British health system, 

financing, administration, and nursing management. 

596. Nursing: The British Heritage. 3 or 6 hrs. Evolvement of modem nursing in England within the 

context of international, social, economic, and political events. 

597. Emergency Nursing: A British View. 3 or 6 hrs. Introduction to the British health system and roles 

assumed by British emergency nurses. 

598. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 

the developmentally disabled. 

599. British Studies: Hospice. 3 hrs. Introduction to hospice concept and symptom control in special units, 

hospitals, and homes in the United Kingdom. 

600. Issues in Nursing and Health Care. 3 hr. Seminar in contemporary problems and trends in nursing and 

health care. 

601 . Theory Development in Nursing. 3 hrs. Concepts, models, and theories relevant to nursing practice, 

education, and research. 

603. Nursing Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Introductory course in statistics. Prerequisite or concurrent: NSG 
601 , and first course in major. Elements of the research process leading to the development of a 
proposal. 

606. Death and Bereavement 3 hrs. An examination of research and theory related to death and 

bereavement. 

607. Planning and Public Policy Formation for Health. 3 hrs. Permission of instructor. An examination of 

issues in health/social planning and public policy at local, state, and national levels. 

611. Curriculum and Teaching in Nursing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite or concurrent: NSG 601 . Curriculum 

development, selection, design, and evaluation of instructional systems for the teaching of nursing. 

612. Concepts of Organizational Behavior in Nursmg. 3 hrs. Prerequisite or concurrent: NSG 601. 

Theories and research related to organizational behavior in the administration of nursing services. 

613. Clinical Specialist in Nursing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: NSG 62 1 , NSG 63 1 or permission of instructor. 

Seminar focused on theory and research pertaining to the clinical major for practice of clinical nurse 
specialists. 

614-L. Practice of Clinical Nurse Specialization. 6 hrs. Prerequisite: NSG 613 and permission of instructor. 
Seminar and advanced practicum in area of nursing specialization as identified by clinical major. 

618. The Nurse Administrator. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: NSG 603, 612. Concurrent: NSG 618-L. Seminar. 

Analysis of the role of the nurse administrator related to the department of nursing. 

618-L. Role Practicum. 3 hrs. Concurrent: NSG 618. Application of role theory related to a department of 

nursing. 

619. Fiscal Management for Nurses. 3 hrs. Fiscal responsibility, utilization of financial management 

principles, techniques and cost control measures in nursing administration. 

621. Concepts and Theories for Community Health Nursing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites or concurrent: NSG 601 

or permission of instructor. An analysis of concepts, theories, and research relevant to community 
health nursing. 

622. Seminar in Community Health Nursing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: NSG 621 ; Concurrent: NSG 622-L. 

Assessment of communities and design of programs of community health nursing for specific 
populations. The epidemiological and healUi planning processes are included. 



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622-L. Community Health Nursing Practicum. 3 hrs. Concurrent NSG 622. Prerequisite: NSG 621. As 
minor: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: role cognate. As Major: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: role cognate. Implementation 
and evaluation of community health nursing programs for specific populations. 

623. U.S. and World Community Health Nursing Issues. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: NSG 622; NSG 603. 
Concurrent NSG 623-L. Analysis of organizations and resources affecting health care and policy 
setting relevant to the practice of community health nursing. 

623-L. U.S. and World Community Health Nursmg Practicum. 3 hrs. Concurrent: NSG 623. Synthesis 
and application of theories, and research, affecting health care, health planning, and policy setting. 

631. Theories for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursmg. 3 hrs. Prerequisite or concurrent: NSG 601. 

Analysis of theories and research relevant to mental health nursing. 

632. Psychiatric Nursing with Groups. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: NSG 631. Concurrent: NSG 632-L. Theoretical 

design and evaluation of psychiatric nursing systems in the assessment and treatment of individuals in 
the group setting. 

632-L. Psychiatric Nursing Practicum. 6 hrs. Concurrent: NSG 632. Design, implementation, and 

evaluation of nursing systems for individuals, famihes, and group. May be repeated for a total of five 
hours. 

633. Psychiatric Nursing of Families. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: NSG 631. Concurrent: NSG 632-L. Theory based 

design and evaluation of nursing interventions in marriage/ family dysfunction. 

640. Advanced Adult Health Nursing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 601. Corequisite NSG 640-L. Theories and 

research related to adult health nursing practice. 

640-L. Advanced Adult Health Nursing Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 601. Corequisite NSG 640. 
Advanced practice in area of Adult Health speciaUzation. 

641. Advanced Adult Health Nursing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 640. Corequisite NSG 641-L. Advanced 

theories and research related to adult health nursing practice. 

641-L. Advanced Adult Health Nursmg Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 640. Corequisite NSG 641. 
Advanced practice in area of Adult Health specialization. 

646. Advanced pharmacotherapeutics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 601 or permission of instructor. 

Pharmacological actions of medications based on drug classifications and therapeutic response of 
clients to drug intervention by nurses. 

647. Advanced Pathophysiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 601 or permission of instructor. Adaptations and 

alterations in body systems to multi system trauma/illness and stressors. Analyze pathophysiologic 
states in response to body system alterations and nursing interventions based on adaptation theory. 

648. Advanced Practice in FNP. 2 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 601, NSG 646, NSG 647. Corequisite NSG 648- 

L. Exploration of the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse with an emphasis on family theory and 
primary care concepts. 

648-L. Advanced Practice in FNP Practicum. 1 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 601, NSG 646, NSG 647. 
Corequisite NSG 648. Clinical opportunity to practice advanced nursing health assessment. 

660. Marriage and Family Studies. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Analysis and 

conceptualization of family structure and process utilizing systems theory and related research findings. 

661. Family Nurse Practitioner 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 601, NSG 646, NSG 647. Corequisite NSG 661- 

L. Theory and research of the role of the nurse as a primary care provider with emphasis on 
management of individuals. 

661-L. Family Nurse Practitioner I Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 601, NSG 646, NSG 647. 

Corequisite NSG 661 . CUnical opportunities to examine the role of the nurse as a primary care provider 
with emphasis on management of individuals. 

662. Family Nurse Practitioner U. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 661. Corequisite NSG 662-L. Theory and 

research of the role of the nurse as a primary care provider with emphasis on management of famihes. 

662-L. Family Nurse Practitioner E. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 661. Corequisite NSG 662. Clinical 
opportunities to examine the role of the nurse as a primary care provider with emphasis on 
management of families. 

663. Family Nurse Practitioner ffl. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 662. Corequisite NSG 663-L. Theory and 

research of the role of the nurse as a primary care provider with emphasis on the professional 
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663-L. Family Nurse Practitioner III. 3 hrs. Prerequisite NSG 662. Corequisite NSG 663. Clinical 
opportunities to examine and practice the advanced role of the Family Nurse Practitioner with a 
professional perspective of advanced nursing practice. 

677. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 

regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

678. Role in Teaching. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: NSG 611; prerequisite or concurrent: role elective. Role, change, 

and conflict theory; evaluation; legal a.spects; university governance; student/faculty relations. 

678-L. Teaching Practicum. 3 hrs. Concurrent: NSG 678. Application of theories in classroom/clinical 
teaching; evaluation process; and faculty role in schools of nursing. 

679-L. Nursing Administration Practicum. 3 hrs. Required for majors. Prerequisites: NSG 618, 619. 
Clinical applications relative to the role of the nurse administrator with multi-disciplinary interaction. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

691. Research. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Graduate research course and approval of instructor. Student selects an 

area of interest in nursing for study. May repeat. 

692. Special Problems. 1 -3 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Student selects an area of interest in 

nursing for study. May repeat. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of six hours. Prerequisites: NSG 603, 612, or 621 or 631. Credit deferred until 

thesis completed. 

PHILOSOPHY (PHI-284) 

506. Philosophy of Man. 3 hrs. Philosophical consideration of the nature of man including topics in 
philosophical anthropology and philosophy of mind. 

510. Classical Philosophy. 3 hrs. An outiine survey of Greek philosophical thought. 

512. Modem Philosophy. 3 hrs. Survey of 17th and 18th century European philosophy. 

536. Aesthetics. 3 hrs. Philosophical analysis of theories of art and beauty. 

540. American Philosophy. 3 hrs. Survey of the development of philosophy in America and major 
American philosophers. 

550. Existentialism and Phenomenology. 3 hrs. An examination of the central themes in contemporary 

European existentialism and phenomenology. 

551. Political Philosophy. 3 hrs. The major schools of political philosophy from classical to 

contemporary times. 

552. Medical Ethics. 3 hrs. An examination of various conceptual and ethical issues in the health care professions. 

553. Philosophy of Law. 3 hrs. An inquiry into theories of law. 

557. Environmental Ethics. 3 hrs. An examination of human responsibilities for nature; the impact of 

civilization on the natural world; formulation of ethical principles and policies. 

558. Symbolic Logic. 3 hrs. The basic theory and operations of the sentential calculus, quantification, and the 

logic of relations. 

560. 20th-century Philosophical Issues. 3 hrs. An examination of the central themes in contemporary 
British-American analytic philosophy. 

592. Special Problems. 3 hrs. A problem study to be approved by the department chair. May be taken for a 
total of nine hours. 

599. British Studies: Philosophy. 3-6 hrs. An introduction to the language and techniques of philosophy 
relevant to practical critical problems. 

610. Philosophy of Religion. 3 hrs. Seminar topics in philosophical theology. 



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620. Seminar in Metaphysics. 3 hrs. Classical and contemporary metaphysics will be examined. Modem 
criticism by logicians, analytic philosophers, and philosophers of science will be presented. 

625. Seminar in Modem Philosophy. 3 hrs. A critical investigation of the writings of selected modem and 
contemporary philosophers. 

630. Seminar in Epistemology. 3 hrs. Advanced study of issues concerning the theory of knowledge. 

635. Ethics. 3 hrs. An advanced study of issues and problem in moral philosophy. 

636. Major Philosopher. 3 hrs. An advanced study of the contributions of a selected philosopher. 

640. Major Issues in Philosophy. 3-6 hrs. This course focuses on one or more major issues in philosophy in 
one or more historical periods of philosophy. The student may repeat this course one time if the course 
involves a different major issue. 

656. Philosophy of Science. 3 hrs. The conditions and status of knowledge, perception, measurement, 
hypothesis and casuality. 

681. Departmental Seminar. 1 hr. Repeatable up to a total of three semester credit hours. 

691 . Research in Philosophy. 1-16 hrs. With the approval of the department and under the guidance of the 

student's major professor, the student will begun research on his/her master's thesis. 

692. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. A problem study to be approved by the department chairman. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

PHYSICS (PHY-360) 

551. Physical Applications of the Fourier Transform. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PHY 202 and MAT 280. The 
continuous Fourier transform and its symmetries together with its roles concerning measuring devices. 

555. Fluid Dynamics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PHY 350, MAT 385. A mathematical development of the 
physical principles governing fluid flow. 

564. Fundamentals of Solid State Physics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. The basic physical processes 

which occur in solids and semiconductors. 

565. Nuclear Physics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PHY 361. Nuclear binding forces, chain reaction, and the non- 

steady state reactor, radiation detection. 

571. Physical Marine Science. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PHY 112 or 202 and MAT 179. A core requirement in 
the marine science program. Covers the major physical properties and processes of marine waters. 

+571-L. Physical Marine Science Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: PHY 571 or MAR 561. Experiments to 
support PHY 571 or MAR 561 include sampling, instrument calibrations, wave refraction, reflection 
and diffraction. A one-day field trip is scheduled. 

585. History and Literature of Physics. 3 hrs. A survey of the history of physics from ancient times, 
stressing the rise and fall of concepts. 

601. Mechanics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. A formal mathematical development of graduate level 

mechanics. 

602. Electricity and Magnetism. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. A formal mathematical development of 

graduate level electricity and magnetism. 

603. Statistical Physics. 3 hrs. A review of thermodynamics, equilibrium, ensembles and processes, phase 

transitions and critical phenomena, computational and approximation methods. 

604. Physics for High School Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. Principles of physics designed to 

up-date the teacher's effectiveness in teaching physics. 



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605. Special Topics in Theoretical or Experimental Physics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. Subjects 

depend upon current interest of students and staff. 

606. Methods of Mathematical Physics. 3 hrs. Permission. The application of advanced mathematical 

methods to the study of various physical systems. 

610. Astronomy for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. Solar-system and stellar asu-onomy. 

640. Electron Optics and Its Applications. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. Electrostatic and magnetic 
lenses, electron microscopes. 

650. Quantum Mechanics 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. The Schroedinger equation, operators and 

eigenfunctions, spherically symmetric systems. 

651. Quantum Mechanics II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission. Scattering theory, matrix mechanics, angular 

momentum, perturbation theory. 

689. Seminar 1. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission. Study of current literature in physics supplemented by 
laboratory research. 

689. Seminar II. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission. Study of current literature in physics supplemented by 

laboratory research. 

689. Seminar HI. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission. Study of current literature in physics supplemented by 
laboratory research. 

689. Seminar IV. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission. Study of current literature in physics supplemented by 
laboratory research. 

69 1 . Research in Physics. 1 - 1 6 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hours. 

PLANNING (PLG-260) 

550. Grantsmanship. 3 hrs. Identification and analysis of funding programs supporting community and 
regional development. Exercises in grant writing and management. 

561. Socioeconomic Planning. 3 hrs. Compilation, analysis, and projection of population and economic 

variables as they related to community and regional planning. 

562. Environmental Planning. 3 hrs. A detailed study of environmental planning analysis and methodology 

as an element in land-use decision-making systems. 

563. Planning Methods. 3 hrs. An introduction to basic methods and techniques used in planning and 

policy analysis. 

564. Community Infrastructure. 3 hrs. Examination and analysis of housing, transportation, and 

community facilities planning, development, and operations. 

565. Land Use Planning and Policy. 3 hrs. Consideration of various legal and institutional tools related to 

implementation of community and regional plans. 

566. Planning Agency Management 3 hrs. An analysis of the management and operation procedures of 

community and regional planning organizations. 

569. Studio Laboratory: Plan Preparation. 3 hrs. Preparation and presentation of a professional plan as 

a collaborative student/community effort. May be repeated with change of content for a total of six 
(6) hours. 

570. Planning Theory and Practice. 3 hrs. A study of the development of planning theory and practice and 

the contributions various professions and academic disciplines have made to the planning profession. 

599. Comparative Urban Planning. 3-6 hrs. This course focuses on urban planning and the development of 
the urban landscape in the British Isles. Includes lectures, field trips and directed research. 

662. Seminar in Environmental Planning. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PLC 462/562 or approval of instructor. 

665. Seminar in Conmiunity and Regional Planning. 3 hrs. An overview of the development and 
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667. Development Dispute Resolution. 3 hrs. Examines contemporary methods used to resolve urban 

development disputes. 

668. The Context of Public Planning. 3 hrs. An examination of the political, social, economic and 

organizational context of public planning. 

669. Site Planning and Development 3 hrs. A study of design, financing, permitting and scheduling of 

large scale developments. 

691. Internship. 1-9 hrs. May be repeated for a total of nine hours. 

692. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Arr. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students who are 

not in residence but are actively working on a thesis and consulting with the major professor or making 
use of the library or other University facilities must enroll in this course. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hours. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE (PS-280) 

501. Political Socialization. 3 hrs. An analysis of the American pohtical system on an advanced level. 

502. Urban Politics. 3 hrs. 

504. The Legislative Process. 3 hrs. 

505. Women and Politics. 3 hrs. An examination of the women's movement, women in political theory with 

an emphasis on democratic theory, women and the law and modem feminist thought. 

506. Political Parties. 3 hrs. 

507. Mississippi Government 3 hrs. 

508. The American Presidency. 3 hrs. An analysis of the selection, role, power, and performance of 

the presidency. 

509. Southern Politics. 3 hrs. An examination of the politics and political culture of the southem states. 

520. Political Theory to Locke. 3 hrs. 

521. Political Theory Locke to Present 3 hrs. 
525. American Political Theory. 3 hrs. 

53 1 . International Law and Organization. 3 hrs. 

532. Foreign Policies of the Major Powers. 3 hrs. 
535. Comparative Foreign Policy. 3 hrs. 

550. Comparative Studies in European Politics. 3 hrs. 

551. Soviet Government and Politics. 3 hrs. 

552. The Political Systems of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. 3 hrs. 

556. Latin American Governments and Politics. 3 hrs. 

557. Political Development 3 hrs. A comparative analysis of political change and modernization. 

558. Latin American Political and Economic Development 3 hrs. 

571. Public Personnel Administration. 3 hrs. 

572. Organization and Management. 3 hrs. 

573. Public Policy. 3 hrs. 

574. Government Budgetary Process. 3 hrs. Facets of budgetary administration, emphasizing federal and 

municipal budgets, theory and process. 

580. United States Constitutional Law. 3 hrs. 

581. The American Judicial Process. 3 hrs. 

584. Administrative Law. 3 hrs. An introduction to the field of administrative law including the analysis of 

substantive law which administrative agencies produce as well as the body of requirements that control 
administrative activities and processes. 

585. International Law. 3 hrs. 

588. Jurisprudence. 3 hrs. 

589. U.S. Supreme Court and Civil Liberties. 3 hrs. An analysis of the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in 

protecting individual rights. Primary focus is on litigation involving provisions of the Bill of Rights. 



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597. Government-Business Relations in Japan. 3 hrs. An on-site analysis of business and government 

linkage in Japan offered under the auspices of the Center for Intemational Education. 

599. Seminar in British Politics. 3-6 hrs. A seminar conducted in Great Britain under the auspices of the 
Anglo-American Institute. 

69 1 . Research in Political Science. 1-16 hrs. 

692. Special Problems. 1 -3 hrs. arr. The student works individually on a paper in political science under the 

supervision of a graduate faculty member. 

693. Internship in Political Science. Hrs. arr. Departmental approval required. Student will work with an 

employer acting in the public sector in order to form practical experience in political and public affairs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

700. Seminar in U.S. Government 3 hrs. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: Course in American 
national, state, and local government or consent of instmctor. 

720. Scope and Methods. 3 hrs. A survey of the scope of political science and of the tools and methods 

utilized in the discipline. 

72 1 . Seminar in Political Theory. 3 hrs. May be taken twice for credit. 

730. Seminar in U.S. Foreign Relations. 3 hrs. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: Anotiier course 

in U.S. foreign policy or history of U.S. foreign policy or permission of instructor. A survey of current 
United State foreign policies and problems. 

73 1 . Seminar in Intemational Relations. 3 hrs. May be taken twice for credit. An intensive survey and 

analysis of the methodology, literature, and substance of the process of trans-state politics. 

750. Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics. 3 hrs. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: 
One or more courses in comparative government or permission of the instructor. A research-type 
course in which each student will make an intensive study of the political institutions of one country, or 
of a group of countries having similar governments. 

770. Seminar in Public Administration. 3 hrs. May be taken twice for credit. 

78 1 . Seminar in Public Law. 3 hrs. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: A course in constitutional 
law or consent of the instructor. A research course in which the students examine in depth various 
aspects of the judicial system and its relationship to other elements in the political process. 

792. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. 

799. British Studies: Advanced Seminar in British Politics. 3-6 hrs. Lecture Series and research in British 
politics offered abroad under the auspices of the Institute of Anglo- American studies. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

POLYMER SCIENCE (PSC-370) 

(Please see FORENSIC SCIENCE-FSC-375) 

570. Surface Coatings. 4 hrs. Study of the physical and chemical properties of the pigments, binders, 
solvents, and additives employed in surface coatings formulations, paint formulation, dispersion 
techniques, surface preparation, paint testing, non-polluting application techniques, and surface 
coatings formulations analysis. 

-H570-L. Laboratory for PSC 570. 1 hr. 

69 1 . Research in Polymer Science. 1-16 hrs. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major 
professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 
hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 



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701. Organic Polymer Chemistry 1. 3 hrs. Reaction mechanisms, polymer concepts, step- growth 

polymerization, and polymer reactivity. 

702. Organic Polymer Chemistry H. 3 hrs. Kinetics, free radical reaction mechanisms, homogeneous chain 

growth polymerization of vinyl compounds, copolymerization, and degradation of polymers. 

703. Organic Polymer Chemistry HI. 3 hrs. Methods of studying stereochemistiy of polymers, anionic and 

cationic polymerization, and polymerization via homo- and heterogeneous catalysis. 

710. Polymer Physical Chemistry 1. 3 hrs. A study of polymer chain conformation, solution 

thermodynamics, phase equilibria, and transport phenomena. 

711. Polymer Physical Chemistry n. 3 hrs. Polymer characterization to include Ught scattering, end group 

analysis, osmometry, fractionation, viscometry, gel permeation chromatography, and molecular weight 
distributions. 

712. Polymer Physical Chemistry DI. Solid State. 3 hrs. Morphology, crystallization, entropyelasticity, 

viscoelasticity, glass ft-ansition, interfaces of polymers. 

+720, 721. Polymer Techniques I, H. 2 hrs., 2 hrs. Laboratory methods of polymer syntiiesis, structural 
determination, and characterization. 

730. Polymer Rheology. 2 hrs. The elastic and viscosity properties of polymer solutions and melts will be 
studied from a molecular and engineering perspective. 

740. Polymer Kinetics. 2 hrs. Inti-oduction to polymerization kinetics. 

780, 781. Selected Topics. 3 hrs., 3 hrs. To include a survey of such topics as thermally stable polymers, 
silicone elastomers, emulsion polymers, contt-oUed biocide release from polymers and water-soluble 
high molecular weight polymers. 

789. Polymer Science Seminar. 1-4 hrs. 

791. Research. Hrs. arr. 1-16 hrs. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

801. Structure and Elasticity of Polymer Networks. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 703 and 712, or permission 
of instinctor. Study of the stincture, elasticity and mechanical properties of polymer networks. 

803. Block and Graft Copolymers. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 703 and 712, or permission of instructor. 

Study of structure, syntiietic methods and properties of block, random and graft copolymers. 

804. Naturally Occurring Polymers. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 703 and 712, or permission of instructor. 

Study of tiie structure-property relationships of naturally occurring polymers, including 
polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids. 

805. Surface Coatings. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 703 and 712, or permission of instiiictor. Scientific 

principles underiying surface coatings science are studied in depth. 

806. Industrial Monomer and Polymer Science. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 703 and 712, or permission of 

instructor. Industrial monomer and polymer science. 

807. Testing of Polymers. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 703 and 712, or permission of instructor. Testing of 

polymers: adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, and elastomers. 

808. Polymer Processing Principles. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 703 and 712, or permission of instructor. 

Quantitative descriptions of extrusion, injection molding, rotational molding. 

809. Morphology of Oriented Polymers. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 710, 712. Advanced polymer 

morphology. 

810. Physical Properties of Macromolecular Solids. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 710 and 71 1, or permission 

of instructor. Advanced study of glassy and crystalline physical state of macromolecular solids 
emphasizing the influence of morphological structure. 

811. Polymer Physics. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 710 and 71 1 or permission. Advanced study of polymer 

conformation, phenomenological and molecular theories of polymer relaxation, diffusion in polymers. 

812. Conformational Analysis, Molecular Design of Polymers. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PSC 710, 71 1, 712. Study 

of molecular interactions that control polymer confomiation. Molecular modeling in material design. 



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898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

PSYCHOLOGY (PSY-175) 

511. Psychological Testing and Assessment 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 1 10 and 360 or equivalent. 
Introduction to theory and techniques of psychological testing and assessment. 

513. Multicultural Counseling. 3 hrs. Examines cultural diversity in North American society with focus on 
implications for mental health service providers. 

5 1 8. History and Systems of Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Review of the history 
of psychology and intensive study of current systems of psychology. 

520. Sensation and Perception. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 320. A survey of sensory and perceptual processes 
with emphasis on the visual system. 

522. Psychology of Learning. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 320. Basic problems, theories, and research in the 

areas of human and animal learning. 

523. Group Procedures. 3 hrs. The study of behavior in group settings with particular attention given to 

applications in mental health agencies and institutions. 

524. Animal Behavior. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 320. The study of animal behavior with special emphasis 

on the comparison of psychological processes along the phylogenetic scale. 

526. Physiological Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 1 10. Relationship between physiological functions 
and behavior. 

532. Behavioral Interventions. 3 hrs. An introduction to behavioral interventions as applied to normal and 

deviant behavior across different environmental settings. 

533. Workshop in Psychology. 3 hrs. Topical workshops related to selected aspects of counseling and 

psychological practice in educational and/or human service settings. 

536. Abnormal Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Study of the major psychoses, 
and psychoneuroses, and mental deficiency. 

550. Social Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 1 10. Study of the individual in group situations, and the 

influence of the social environment on his behavior and development. 

551. Industrial Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 1 10. Applications of psychological principles and 

methods to problems of industry. 

555. Psychology of Personality. 3 hrs. A study of the factors involved in the development of the mature 

personality. 

556. Psychology of Aging and Death. 3 hrs. Study of problems and attitudes concerning aging and death. 

557. Psychology of Religion. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 1 10. An examination of modem psychological 

perspectives on religious beliefs, experiences, and practices. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

582. Moral Value Development in Childhood and Adolescence. 3 hrs. A study of the major theories of 
moral development and techniques for facilitating moral growth. 

596. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 

the developmentally disabled. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 

contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

599. British Studies. 3-6 hrs. Lecture and research on variable topics. Offered in Great Britain through the 
USM College of International and Continuing Education. 

607. Professional Ethics and Standards m Psychology. 1 hr. Permission of Instructor. Professional ethics 

and guidelines for teaching, research, and practice with special attention given to the American 
Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. 

608. Professional Issues in Psychology. 1 hr. Permission of Instructor. An examination of current trends and 

issues in the field of professional psychology. 

609. Contemporary Topics in Psychology. 3 hrs. May be repeated up to 1 2 hrs. 

6 1 0. Foundations, Organization, and Administration of Guidance. 3 hrs. An introduction to counseling and 

guidance services at the elementary/secondary school levels. Attention is given to both the range of services 
typically offered and to principles for organizing and administering a program of guidance services. 



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611. Career Development and Information Services. 3 hrs. The introduction to theories of career 

development and an analysis of the world of work. Processes are identified through which 
occupational/educational and personal/social information may be integrated for career/life planning. 

612. Counseling Theories 1. 3 hrs. A course which provides an overview of major theoretical models for 

counseling. Attention is given to philosophical assumptions, key theoretical concepts, and major 
techniques of each. 

613. Ciiltm*al Bases of Behavior. 3 hrs. A foundations course designed to develop an understanding of and 

respect for cultural and individual differences. Generalizations will be made to psychological research 
and practice. 

614. Testing and Individual Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: REF 602 or equivalent. The fundamental 

principles of psychological assessment including concepts necessary for the administration, scoring, 
interpretation and use of test results. Attention is also given to ethics and issues involved in the 
appropriate use of psychological test results. 

615. Professional Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology I, H, HI, IV. 1 hr. each. Limit of 6 

hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the I/O program or permission of instructor. An examination of current 
topics in the professional practice of industrial/ organizational psychology. 

616. Prosemmar in Clinical Psychology. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the clinical training program. An 

overview of contemporary clinical psychology and an introduction to the scientist/ practitioner model 
atUSM. 

621. Theories of Learning. 3 hrs. Basic concepts, problems, and research methodology in the studying of 
learning and motivation. 

624. Physiological Psychology. 3 hrs. Study of neurophysiological mechanisms in behavior and related 
problems. 

630. Introduction to Counseling in the Community. 3 hrs. An introductory course tiiat includes such topics 
as: history of counseling as a professional field; counseling professional organizations, accreditation, 
and credentialing; etiiical and legal principles; and inti-oduction to the community environment. 

635. Personality. 3 hrs. Consideration of the major theories of personality, and research on the development 
and measurement of personality. 

639. Student Personnel Work in Higher Education. 3 hrs. An introduction to student development 

services in higher education. 

640. Clinical Assessment 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Admission to the cUnical psychology training program and 

permission of instructor. Theory, administi"ation, and interpretation logic of clinical assessment 
(intellectual, behavioral, social) from infancy to early childhood. 

641. Clinical Assessment H. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 640 and permission of instructor. Clinical assessment 

techniques (psychometric and behavioral) from childhood through adulthood. Experience includes 
clinical assessments. 

642. Psychoeducational Assessment 1. 3 hrs. each. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Theory and 

practice of psychoeducational assessment including individual intelligence testing; multicultural issues. 

643. Psychoeducational Assessment n. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 642 or permission of instructor. A study of 

the various psychological tests used in the appraisal and evaluation of exceptional children. 

652. Counselmg Psychology Practicum 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 612, 614, and prior arrangement witii 

instiiictor. Beginning clinic practicum in counseling and psychological services. Stiidents are expected 
to acquire basic competencies in counseling, testing and implementation of a systematic plan for 
behavior change. 

653. Supervised Field Practicum. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisites: CPY 652 and permission of instiiictor. A field 

practicum for students enrolled in the Counseling and Personnel Services program. Students may 
repeat for a maximum of 9 hours credit. 

659. Research Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Introductory statistics. An overview of research design and 

methodology with an emphasis on problems in applied settings. 

660. Advanced Data Analysis. 3 hrs. Critical evaluation of a variety of analytic techniques. 

661. Research Evaluation in the Behavioral Sciences. 3 hrs. Seeks to develop skill in evaluating the 

methodological soundness and usefulness of behavioral science research. 

662. Correlational Methods. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 360 or permission of instructor. Theory and 

application of probability, Chi Square, simple and multiple correlation and regression, reliability, 
validity, and cross validation. 



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663. Analysis of Variance. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 660 or permission of instructor. Concepts of 

measurement, sampling, variability, hypothesis testing, and power as applied to analysis of variance 
and covariance, including repeated measures. 

670. Advanced Educational Psychology. 3 hrs. Theory and data bases relating to the contributions of 

psychology to the schooling process. 

67 1 . Seminar in School Psychology. 3 hrs. May be repeated to limit of 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the 

school psychology training program or permission of instructor. Professional issues and standards; pre- 
practicum training and experience. 

672. Social Processes in Classroom Learning. 3 hrs. Pupil-teacher interaction; instruction in developing 

goals, changing attitudes, resolving conflicts, and enhancing the individual's sen.se of worth. 

674. Advanced Child Psychology. 3 hrs. Mental, motor, social, and emotional development of children of 

elementary school age. 

675. Advanced Adolescent Psychology. 3 hrs. Advanced study of the adolescent and his or her needs in the 

home, school, and community. 

676. Psychology ofMental Retardation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of personality 

development, problems of adjustment, and abnormal behavior of the mentally retarded. 

677. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 

regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

679. Advanced Developmental Psychology. 3 hrs. Principles of psychological development across the life span. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

69 1 . Research in Psychology. 1 - 1 6 hrs. 

692. Special Problems I, H, IH. 1-3 hr. By prior arrangement only. 

693. Research in School Psychology I, II. 1 hr. each. Prerequisite: Admission to the school psychology 

training program. Introduction to scientific inquiry in school psychology. 

694. Field Problems I, II, in. 1-3 hrs. By prior arrangement only. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students 

actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources of the 
University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at least, 3 
hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, and/or using 
other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hi-s. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

699. British Studies: Research in Psychology. 3 hrs. 

701. Seminar in Teaching of Psychology. 1 hr. An analysis of the psychoeducational problems involved in 

the undergraduate and graduate teaching of psychology. 

702. Practicum in Teaching Psychology. 3-6 hrs. Supervised teaching of courses in psychology. 

710. Group Counseling and Psychotherapy. 3 hrs. Introduction to theory and practice of group counseling 

and psychotherapy. Requires participation in experimental quasi-group. Major theoretical models for 
group work are surveyed. 

711. Theory and Practice of Consultation. 3 hrs. Introduction to the theory and process of consultation. 

Emphasis is placed on smdent acquisition of basic consulting skills/competencies. 

712. Assessment and Diagnosis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 614 or equivalent. An advanced course in 

psychological assessment and diagnosis. Attention is given to the selection and use of instruments 
commonly employed by counseling psychologists in clinical settings, and to diagnostic criteria of the 
DSM-III-R. 

713. Counseling Theories II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 612 or equivalent. An intermediate level course which 

provides a systematic analysis of major counseling theories with an emphasis on the integration of 
theoretical constructs with practice and contemporary research. 

714. The Psychology of Vocational Development 3 hrs. An advanced study of vocational development as a 

life process. Concepts from the psychology of vocational development are examined as a basis for 
implementing the scientist-practitioner model through career counseling. 



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719. Brain Damage and Behavior. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Causes of brain injury are 

studied and their effect on the mental and physical behavior of man are considered. 

720. Psychological Interventions with Children. 3 hrs. An introduction to specialized counseling 

interventions with children. 

721. Conditioning and Learning. 3 hrs. An intensive study of the role of contemporary theories of learning 

and motivation in current research. 

722. Cognitive Processes. 3 hrs. Theory and research in cognitive psychology and its applications. 

725. Motivation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A study of the current theories and research in 

the area of human and animal motivation. 

726. Perception. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. The development and nature of human 

perception. 

728. Advanced Experimental Psychology I, n, HI. 3-9 hrs. For graduate students who wish to conduct 

publishable research not a part of a graduate thesis. Limit of 9 semester hours. 

729. Psychophysiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 624 and permission of instructor. Study of 

psychophysiological principles as they apply to research and clinical problems. 

730. Proseminar in Psychophysiology. 1-3 hrs. May be repeated to limit of 15 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission 

of instructor. Analysis of major topics in psychophysiology; laboratory techniques and experience. 

732. Marriage and Family Therapy. 3 hrs. A survey of marital and family therapy models. Aticntion is 

given to the application of systems models. 

733. Applied Psychology Field Experience. 1-3 hrs. Open only to psychology majors. Supervised applied 

experience in a variety of applied settings. Limit of 15 hours. 

734. Behavior Therapy. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Doctoral track and permission of instructor. Study of the 

principles of behavioral change and the evaluation of clinical research in behavior modification. 

735. Clinical Psychology Extemship. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 736, 782, and permission of the Director of 

Clinical Training. Supervised clinical experience in community, residential, and hospital mental health 
settings. 

736. Pre-Practicum in Clinical Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of Clinical 

Training and doctoral status in cUnical psychology. Procedures for the operation of the Psychology 
Clinic and basic interviewing. 

737. Administration and Supervision in Clinical Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Doctoral status in the 

Clinical program and permission of instructor. Techniques of administration and supervision of clinical 
psychologists in mental health settings. 

738. Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. 3 hrs. Advanced topics in alcoholism and drug abuse. Approximately 

one-half of the course is devoted to basic concepts with the remainder devoted to design and 
implementation of intervention strategies. 

739. Topics in Student Personnel Services. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 639 or permission of instructor. A 

topical study of current issues and trends in the design of student development services in higher 
education. 

740. Objective Personality Assessment 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 780 or PSY 777, doctoral track, and 

permission of the instructor. The use and interpretation of objective pereonality tests. 

741 . Projective Personality Assessment 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 635 and 740 and permission of the 

instructor. The use and interpretation of the Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, and other 
projective personality instruments. 

748. Integration of Clinical Assessment 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 641, 740, 741, 782 and permission of the 
instructor. The use and integration of a battery of assessment devices in generating comprehensive 
psychodiagnostic evaluations. 

750. Advanced Social Psychology. 3 hrs. Examination of contemporary theory and research of group 

influence on the individual. 

751. Performance Appraisal. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 551 or permission of instructor. Examination of the 

development and applications of performance appraisal systems. 

752. Management Training and Development 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 451 or 551. Study of the principles 

and techniques of management appraisal and training. 



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753. Leadership. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 45 1 or 55 1 . Study of the factors affecting leadership in a school or 

industrial setting. 

754. Psychology of Organizational Development 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the I/O program or 

PSY 45 1 or 55 1 . Application of psychological principles to organizational problems. 

755. Practicum in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the I/O 

Training Director. May be repeated up to 15 semester hours. Supervised I/O training experiences. 

761. Experimental Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 660, PSY 663, or permission of insuuctor. Problems 

with various experimental designs, with emphasis on complex designs requiring primarily multivariate 
statistical prcx;edures. 

762. Counseling Psychology Practicum II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 652 and prior arrangement with 

instructor. An intermediate-level clinic practicum in counseling and psychological services. Students 
are expected to acquire advanced competencies in counseling and case management and to 
demonstrate an integration of theory with practice. 

763. Group Counseling Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 652 (or equivalent), 7 10 (or equivalent) and 

permission of instructor. A practicum in which students facilitate and/or co-facilitate groups under 
supervision. Weekly staffmgs are scheduled with the supervisor to provide feedback and to allow 
discussion of problems and issues. 

764. Factor Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 660, 662, or permission of instructor. An introduction to 

modem factor analytic and clustering techniques with emphasis on computer applications and 
interpretation of results. 

765. Personnel Selection. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 55 1 or permission of instructor. Examination of 

psychological methods in the selection and placement of job applicants. 

766. Work Motivation and Attitudes. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 55 1 or permission of instructor. Examination 

of theories of work motivation, attitudes, and their application. 

767. Social Processes in Organizations. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 551 or permission of instructor. 

Examination of tumover, absenteeism, career development, conflict, occupational socialization, and 
social interactions in organizations. 

768. Psychometric Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 41 1/5 1 1 or permission of instructor. Examination of 

psychometric theory and its application in measurement of psychological variables. 

770. Intelligence: Theories and Development 3 hrs. Nature of intelligence and its development; critical 

evaluation of methods of measurement; relation of intelligence to social efficiency. 

771. Practicum in School Psychology. 3 hrs. May be repeated to limit of 18 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to 

the school psychology training program or permission of instructor. Supervised application of school 
psychological procedures. 

772. Interventions in School Psychology. 3 hrs. May be repeated to limit of 18 hours. Prerequisite: 

Admission to the school psychology program or permission of instructor. Theory and application of 
various interventions in school psychology. 

777. Psychological Disorders of Childhood. 3 hrs. A comprehensive analysis of the major behavior 

disorders of childhood. 

778. Experimental Child Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. An intensive study of 

theory, methodology, and research in child psychology. 

779. Seminar in Developmental Psychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Consideration 

of specific contemporary problems and issues in developmental psychology. May be taken for a total 
of9 semester hours. 

780. Advanced Psychopathology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Doctoral track and permission of the instructor. 

Intensive study of personality dynamics as related to aberrant behavior, with emphasis on current 
research. 

78 1 . Neurological Bases of Behavior. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 624, doctoral status, and permission of 

instructor. An introducntion to neuroanatomy and the behavioral consequences of neuropathology. 

782. Clinical Psychology Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 736 and five of the seven clinical core 

courses, and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. May be repeated up to 15 semester hours. 
Supervised clinical training in the Psychology Clinic. 

784. Systems of Psychotherapy. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Doctoral Clinical track and permission of the instructor. 
An analysis of the theories and techniques of current systems of psychotherapy. 



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786. Counseling Psychology Practicum HI. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. An advanced 
practicum in which students develop appHed competencies appropriate to their area of specialization 
under supervision. 

788. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

790. Field Problems. 3 hrs. 

79 1 . Research m Psychology. 1 - 1 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

792. Special Problems. 1-16 hrs. 

793. Research in School Psychology. 1 hr. May be repeated up to limit of 4 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to 

the school psychology training program or permission of instructor. Current research in school 
psychology. 

794. Psychology Research Apprenticeship. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Research 

training through participation in programmatic research conducted within the Department of 
Psychology. 

796. Field Internship. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 762 and prior arrangement with instructor. Affords 

opportunity for master' s-level and specialist students to receive supervised practice experiences in field 
setting, 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

800. Health Psychology. 3 hrs. Designed to acquaint students with concepts in behavioral medicine and with 
the psychologist's role in health psychology. 

802. Clinical Neuropsychology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 624, 641, 736, 780, doctoral track, and permission 
of the instructor. An introduction to clinical neuropsychology. 

807. Clinical Health Psychology Practicum. 3 hrs. Limit of 9 semester hours. Prerequisites: Enrollment in 
the clinical health psychology sub-specialty program. Hospital, clinic, and practicum experience in the 
methods and procedures of health psychology, neuropsychology, and clinical psychophysiology. 

810. Doctoral Integrative Seminar. 1 hr. A weekly seminar designed to integrate instructional experiences 

of doctoral students during their first year of residency. 

811. Advanced Seminar m Psychotherapy. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CPY 713 or PSY 784 and permission of 

instructor. An advanced study of the domain of psychotherapy with an emphasis on identifying central 
constructs and the development of synthesis. Students are expected to (a) evaluate various 
psychotherapeutic approaches at philosophical, conceptual, and practical levels and (b) continue to 
refine their own developing theoretical positions. 

835. Advanced Practicum in Counseling Psychology. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

Supervised practice. 

836. Proseminar in Counseling Psychology. 3 hrs. A professional issues seminar for advanced students. 

Topics include: historical antecedents, training models, credentialing, accreditation, and current trends 
and issues in professional psychology. 

840. Extemship. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Supervised experience in off-campus setting. 

850. Advanced Research Seminar. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

860. Counseling Psychology Practicum IV. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: PSY 786 and prior arrangement with 
instructor. An advanced clinic practicum in counseling and psychological services. 

870. Supervision: Theory and Practice. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. An advanced 

seminar in the supervision of others who deliver counseling and psychological services. Students enroll 
concurrent with the assignment of cUnic supervision responsibilities. 

880. Internship in School Psychology. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of training director. May be repeated 

up to 12 semester hours. Supervised, full-time practice of school psychology in an approved setting. 
Selection of intemship must conform to NASP standards. 

881. Intemship in Clinical Psychology. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PSY 782 and approval 

of the Director of Clinical Training. To be repeated for 12 semester hours total. 



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882. Internship in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of the I/O 

Training Director. To be repeated for 1 2 semester hours total. Full-time practice of I/O Psychology 
under supervision in an approved setting. 

883. Internship. 4 hrs. Prerequisites: Approval by program faculty and pemiission of Training Director. 

Students receive \9QO-2QOO hours of supervised training in an off-campus APA-approved internship 
program in professional psychology. To be repeated for nine semester hours total. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

RADIO-TELEVISION-FILM (RTF-220) 

See Course Listing Under COMMUNICATION. 

REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE (REI-617) 

532. Real Estate Finance. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FIN 300. A study of the sources of real estate funds and 
analytical techniques for investment decision making. 

598. International Insurance Seminar Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. 

Conducted in London, England: a series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on 
international insurance issues and practices. 

692. Special Problems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. 

699. International Insurance Research Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. A 
research course in international insurance offered for students enrolled in REI 598. 

RELIGION (REL-288) 

ANT 524. Primitive Religion. (May be taken for credit as a religion course.) 

535. Religions of the Near East 3 hrs. A study of Judaism, Zoroastrian, and Islamic literature and thought. 

536. Mysticism. 3 hrs. A study of the major themes and issues of religious mysticism-East and West. 

537. Religions (rfthe Far East 3 hrs. A study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Conilicianism, and Shintoism. 

590. Contemporary Religious Problems. 3 hrs. An examination of specific problems within the broad 
spectrum of contemporary religious concern. 

599. Religious Studies Abroad. 3-6 hrs. The study of religious themes in various parts of the world. Offered 

abroad through the Center for Intemational Education. 

RESEARCH AND FOUNDATIONS (REF-125) 

+516. Utilization of Audiovisual Media and Equipment 3 hrs. 

525. Instructional Styles and Models in Media Programs. 3 hrs. 

526. Film and Television in Media Programs. 3 hrs. 

536. Designing Educational Systems for Individualized Instruction. 3 hrs. Translation of instructional 
specifications into prototype systems. 

550. Test Item Development 3 hrs. Includes procedures for mastering test item development techniques 
through active participation. 

590. Instructional Television: Utilization and Production. 3 hrs. Utilization of television in instructional 

settings. Emphasis on programming from Mississippi ETV and the use of portopac television 
equipment. 

591. School Media Center Administration Workshop. 3 hrs. 

599. British Studies: Research in British Education. 3 hrs. To provide students with supervised research 
study on British education that relates to their own interests or educational specialty. 

601 . Research: Its Introduction and Methodology. 3 hrs. 

602. Introduction to Educational Statistics. 3 hrs. Basic concepts and computations in descriptive statistics. 

Introduction to sampling procedures and inferential processes in educational research. 

604. Foundations in American Education. 3 hrs. A brief survey of the philosophical, psychological, 

sociological, and historical foundations of American education. 

605. Cultural Influences on American Education and Society. 3 hrs. A study of European educational 

systems. 

607. Basic Course in Curriculum Development 3 hrs. An examination of factors influencing planning and 
procedures for stmcturing and evaluating curricular experiences. 



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609. Administration of Media Centers. 3 hrs. 

615. Student Discipline in the Schools. 3 hrs. Presentation of general principles, techniques, procedures, and 
legal aspects of discipline. 

+616. Instructional Graphics. 3 hrs. 

618. Instructional Photography. 3 hrs. 

620. Foundations of Instructional Technology. 3 hrs. Survey of the historical aspects of instructional 

media. Application of research in the development of technology relating to libraries, classrooms, 
industry, and instructional settings. 

62 1 . Selection and Organization of Media Resources. 3 hrs. 
+622. Design and Production of Media Materials. 3 hrs. 
+623. Advanced Media Productions Techniques. 3 hrs. 

625. Instructional Video and Film Production. 3 hrs. 

632. Measuring Results in Education. 3 hrs. Emphasis on selecting and constructing various types of 
achievement tests and statistical interpretation of data. 

644. Instructional Development 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: REF 516 or permission of the instructor. Survey of 

various instructional development models for the development, revision, or revitalization of 
educational programs. 

645. Computers in Education. 3 hrs. Applications of computer technology to instructional, information, and 

administrative programs from the user's point of view. 

660. Economic Education for Teachers. 3 hrs. Emphasis on in-depth understanding of our economic 
system and integration of economic concepts into the social studies. 

680. Direction and Supervision of Student Teaching. 3 hrs. Designed to guide supervising teachers in 
orienting and involving student teachers. 

692. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

701. Analysis of Teaching Behavior. 3 hrs. Designed to analyze teacher behavior to determine competency, 
including interaction analysis and microteaching skills. 

709. Social Foundations of Education. 3 hrs. A study of contrasting motivations and values of various 
cultural groups and their implications for education. 

712. Computer Applications in Educational Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: REF 761, 762. Skills 

development course in computer analysis of behavioral science data, systems analysis, financial, and 
personnel accounting procedures. 

718. Practicum in Educational Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: REF 761, 762. Application of appropriate 
research models, structure of research reports, critique of published research and of student's research 
problem. 

720. Measurement in Educational Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: REF 761, 762. Survey of the theory of 
measurement including true score theory, reliability, validity, item analysis, and item selection 
techniques. 

740. Programmed Instruction. 3 hrs. Theories and techniques in designing, producing, and evaluating 
programmed instructional materials. 

742. Research in Instructional Systems Technology. 3 hrs. Research in problems of formulating 
objectives, analyzing audiences, using media, and evaluating education outcomes. 

761. Experimental Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: REF 602 recommended. Probability theory and theoretical 

distributions in experimental design. Techniques including tests, simple and complex analysis of 
variance, analysis of co-variance. 

762. Advanced Regression Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: REF 761. Correlation and regression theory. 

Techniques associated with bivariate, partial, and multiple correlation and applied multiple linear 
regression. 

770. Evaluation Design and Methodology. 3 hrs. The principles of evaluation. Involvement in a practical 
evaluation problem employing measurement techniques and statistical methodology. 

791. Field Problems in Educational Research. 1-12 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of major professor and 
Educational Research Staff. 



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792. Special Problems in Educational Research I, II, III. 1 hr. each. Prerequisite: Approval of major 
professor and Educational Research Staff. Application of specific research procedures in the 
development of skills in viirious types of research. The preparation of a .scholarly paper is required. 

794. Field Problems. 3 hrs. 

798. Specialist Thesis. 3 hrs. Selection and development of a practical educational research problem for the 
specialist's degree. A scholarly research paper is required. 

8 1 0. Design and Methodology in Institutional Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: REP 60 1 , 76 1 , 762. Practical 
application of institutional research design and methodology emphasizing computer utilization and 
field work. 

816. History of Public Education in the United States. 3 hrs. A critical study of the evolution of public 
education with emphasis on critical issues. 

818. Comparative Philosophies of Education. 3 hrs. A critical examination of theoretical concepts of 
leading modem philosophers and their implications for education. 

820. Comparative Education. 3 hrs. Survey of educational patterns of selected countries. 

824. Advanced Experimental Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: REF 761, 762. Experimental and quasi 
experimental designs in educational research. Emphasis upon utilization of design principle and 
appropriate statistical treatment. 

830. Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: REF 761, 762. Theory and 
application of multiple regression and discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, multivariate 
analysis of variance and covariance. 

893. Advanced Educational Research. 3 hrs. Seminar in types and problems of educational research, 
observation and data collection methods, and standards of reporting educational research. 

SCIENCE EDUCATION (SCE-380) 

522. British Studies: History of Science. 3-6 hrs. Lecture series and research in the history of science 
offered abroad under the auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies. (May be taken as BSC 
522 or HIS 522). 

+532. Science for Elementary Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 12 semester hours of science. Designed to 
provide experience in presenting scientific principles to the elementary school child. 

535. Marine Science for Elementary Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Designed to 
acquaint teachers with marine science concepts. (May be taken as MAR 558). 

541. Methods of Teaching the Metric System. 3 hrs. Lectures and exercises in measurements using the 
International System of Units. 

553. Earth and Environmental Science for Intermediate School Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission 

of instructor. To familiarize teachers with the materials, methods and techniques of earth and 
environmental science. 

554. Biological Sciences for Intermediate School Teachers. 3 hrs. An examination of the subject matter, 

techniques, and methods of teaching the life sciences. 

555. Physical Science for Intermediate School Teachers. 3 hrs. An examination of the subject matter, 

techniques, and methods for teaching the physical sciences. 

556. Techniques in Marine Science Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Designed to 

acquaint teachers with the marine resources of the Mississippi Coastal Zone. (May be taken as MAR 
556). 

557. Marine Science for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Emphasis will be placed on 

measurements and analysis of the marine habitat and ecological relationships. (May be taken as MAR 

557) 

559. Coastal Ecology for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: SCE 559L. 

Designed to provide teachers with a background in basic coastal ecology. (May be taken as MAR 559.) 

559-L. Coastal Ecology for Teachers Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite 
for SCE 559. (May be taken as MAR 559L.) 

560. Methods in Teaching Science — Secondary. 3 hrs. Designed to familiarize teachers with current trends, 

methods, and techniques of teaching science to secondary school students. 

+561. Microcomputer Applications in the Teaching of Science. 3 hrs. An examination of software, 
literature, research and strategies. 



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571 . Teaching Chemistry ui the Secondary School. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate 

Program or permission of instrutor. Corequisite: SCE 57 IL. Application of chemical knowledge to 
designing, developing and assessing instruction. May be taken at the undergraduate level as CHE 471. 

57 IL. Laboratory for Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Admission to the 
Graduate Program or permission of instructor. Corequisite: SCE 571. Experience in developing and 
evaluating laboratory instruction and in establishing and maintaining safety. May be taken at the 
undergraduate level as CHE 47 IL. 

572. Physics for Secondary Teachers — ^Methods and Techniques. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of 

instructor. 

590. Aerospace Resources for Teachers. 3 hrs. Teachers and administrators are given a review of aerospace 
science and technology and how to take advantage of students' fascination with flying. 

595. Applications of Basic Concepts in Biology for Secondary School. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to 
the Graduate Program or permission of instructor. Laboratory to accompany SCE 595. May be taken at 
the undergraduate level as BSC 495L. 

595L. Application of Basic Concepts in Biology for Secondary School Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: 
Admission to the Graduate Program or permission of instructor. Laboratory to accompany SCE 595. 
May be taken at the undergraduate level as BSC 495L. 

599. Field Studies in Marine Science Education. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study and 
investigate marine environments outside of Mississippi. Offered through the Center for International 
Education. 

698. Thesis. 1 -6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

700. Science Curriculum in the Public Schools. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SCE 703. An examination of 

elementary and secondary science curricula. 

701. Problems in Science Teaching. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of problems related 

to curriculum, methodology, activities, professionalism, and evaluation in science teaching. 

702. Field Techniques of Demonstrating and Experimenting with Scientific Principles. 3 hrs. For 

science teachers considering fundamental aspects of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. 

703. Foundations of Science Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of philosophical 

premises, the nature of science, psychological and pedagogical theories. 

730. Physics for Elementary School Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 6 hours in physical science and 6 hours 

in biological science. Principles and general ideas that can be directly applied to the elementary grades. 

731. Chemistry for Elementary School Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 6 hours in physical science and 6 

hours in biological science. Chemical principles that represent the changes in chemistry that have taken 
place over the last two decades. 

732. Biology for Elementary School Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 6 hours in physical science and 6 hours 

in biological science. A study of content, techniques, and methods of teaching life science concepts. 

733. Earth Science for Elementary School Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 6 hours in physical science and 6 

hours in biological science. A study of techniques and methods of teaching earth science concepts. 

789. Seminar. 1 hr. Discussion of current trends and practices in science education. 

791. Research in Science Education. 1-16 hrs. 

792. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. arr. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

798. Research Problem. 3 hrs. 
898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 



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SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING (SC-327) 

710. Computational Methods for Physical Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: High level Fortran, familiarities 
with methods in statistical mechanics and permission of instructor. Monte Carlo sampling and 
simulations, including multispin and cluster updating, percolation, molecular dynamics, finite size 
scaling and optimizations in computing. 

720. Mathematics for Scientiflc Computing 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Numerical 

methods for the solution of mauix equations and for eigenvector/value finding techniques, including 
criteria for selection among available algorithms. 

72 1 . Mathematics for Scientific Computing II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SC 720 or pennission of instructor. 

Techniques for interpolation and differentiation; computer simulations for the solution of ODEs and 
PDEs including Runge-Kutta, Adams/Ba.shforth, spectral, and shooting methods. 

726. Remote Sensing 1. 3 hrs. An advanced course emphasizing digital image processing of remotely sen.sed 
multispectral data, including use of applications software to process multispectral imaging. 

730. Parallel Algorithms. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Knowledge of sequential algorithm design and analysis, NP- 
completeness, proficiency in high level language programming including pointer manipulation. Topics 
include models of parallel computation, general techniques, graph algorithms, expression evaluation, 
parallel sorting, parallel string matching, and P-completeness. 

735. Scientific Numerical Modeling. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. The physical, 

mathematical, and computational basis for modeling. Physical models are drawn from chemistry, 
biology, and fluid dynamics. 

740. Seminar 1. 1 hr. Study of current research techniques and results in scientific computing. Can be taken 
four times. The objective of this course is to acquaint students with techniques and applications of 
scientific computing. The students will study the literaUire in field and hear presentations from 
practitioners in the field. Letter grades will be assigned on the basis of written or oral reports on 
assigned topics. 

750. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Knowledge of the solution of 
ordinary and partial differential equations. Development of the concepts, numerical methods and 
algorithms of computational fluid dynamics in conjunction with modeling. 

760. Underwater Acoustic System Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Knowledge of underwater acoustics and 
Fourier transforms. Underwater acoustic signal generation, propagation, and analysis including array 
shading, beam steering, correlation properties of ambient noise, and estimation of signal parameters. 

762. Computational Ocean Acoustics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Understanding of the numerical solution of 

partial differential equations, the physics of waves, underwater acoustics, and computer programming. 
Development of the mathematical framework for underwater acoustic propagation models with special 
emphasis on the parabolic equation and computer code for its implementation. 

791. Research in Scientific Computing. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of major professor. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

SOCIAL WORK (SWK-020) 

Foundation 

601 . Human Behavior and Social Environment 1. 3 hrs. Introduction to general systems theory and applied 

to the analysis of individuals, families, small groups, organizations and communities. 

602. Human Behavior and Social Environment H. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SWK 601. Physiological, cognitive, 

intellectual, and emotional development of individuals; analysis of theoretical explanations of 
personality. 

605. Social Welfare Policy 1. 3 hrs. History of social work and social welfare; values which influence policy; 

formation of policy and macro policy analysis. 

606. Social Welfare Policy U. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: SWK 605. Social welfare planning and social policy 

analysis, with special concem for developing and critiquing policy in an agency based setting. 

608. Social Work Generalist Practice 1. 3 hrs. Systemic and problem-solving approaches to social work 

practice widi individuals, families, organizations, and groups; integrative framework for knowledge, 
values and skills. 

609. Social Work Generalist Practice II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SWK 608. Differential practice roles and 

communication processes; resource development, linkage, and utilization. 



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617. Social Work Research 1. 3 hrs. Introduction to the foundations of knowledge building tiirough a careful 
analysis of philosophical premises and examination of new approaches to scientific method. It also 
covers research designs and other fundamental issues which have bearing on knowledge development 
in social work. 

634. Social Work Practice in a Diverse Society. 2 hrs. Comparative cross-cultural theories and concepts 

related to ethnic-minority groups and alternative life styles. 

637. Social Work Research H. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: SWK 617. Comparative social work research 
metiiodologies witii special attention to single subject design and program evaluation. 

641. Field Education 1. 3 hrs. The first practicum is designed to integrate and enhance values, knowledge, 

and skills at the foundation level with micro and some messo experiences. Includes integrative seminar. 

642. Field Education 11. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SWK 641 and a B average in all Social Work courses. The 

second practicum designed to build on the integration and enhancement of values, knowledge, and 
skills developed in SWK 641, completing the foundation level of micro and some messo experiences. 
Includes integrative seminar. 
Advanced Practice and Electives 

620. Computer Use for Human Service Workers. 3 hrs. Introductory course for social workers and other 
human service workers; focus on information systems for social work. Includes on-hands computer 
experience. 

635. Social Service Management and Administration. 3 hrs. Survey of principal management functions in 

a systems context; study of selected topics such as leadership and organizational communication. 

651. Time-Limited Intervention. 2 hrs. Techniques of task-centered intervention and crisis intervention in a 
social work practice. 

653. Individual and Family Assessment 3 hrs. This course deals with individual and family pathology, 
and diagnostic criteria. Students are exposed to DSMIIIR (DSM IV) and the Person in the 
Environment (PIE). 

655. Social Work Practice in Child Welfare Settings. 3 hrs. Multidimensional intervention witii children 
and adolescents who have experienced neglect and abusive conditions. 

658. Advanced Interventive Methods. 3 hrs. Social work intervention focused on cognition, affect, and 
behavior with individuals, families, and groups. This course is integrated with field seminar SWK 673. 

663. Consultation and Supervision. 2 hrs. Concepts and skills related to consultation and supervision witii 
application to a number of systems but emphasizing apphcation to organizations. 

665. Social Work and the Law. 2 hrs. An exploration of the interrelationships between social work and the 

law. 

666. Community Development and Social Planning. 3 hrs. Theories and techniques of community 

development and planning witii special attention to practice needs and proposal writing. 

673. Field Education HI. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: SWK 641, 642, and a B average in all social work courses. 

Must be taken concurrentiy witii SWK 658. The third practicum is designed to build an advanced level 
integrated field experience on the prior learning in SWK 641 and 642. This practicum gives 
experiences in the macro systems as well as continuing with micro and messo systems. Includes 
integrative seminar. 

674. Social Work Practice with Families. 3 hrs. Theories, intervention skills, policy issues related to 

families and tiie social service delivery system. 

675. Social Work Practice with Persons in Middle and Late Life. 3 hrs. Psychosocial variables at critical 

life transition points are explored with practice and policy perspectives. 

676. Social Work Practice in Health Systems. 3 hrs. Assessment and modification of conditions which 

affect individual's health and mental healtii through intervention skills witii individuals, families, 
groups. 

677. Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents. 3 hrs. Focus on practice concepts, tiieories and 

skills for work with specific social adjustment problems utilizing a general systems fi^amework. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and otiier 
healtii care issues relevant to individuals witii developmental disabilities. 

691. Research Practicum. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: SWK 617 and 637. Emphasis will be placed on tiie 
acquisition of a more indepth level of knowledge and skills to review and use various evaluative 
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692. Special Problems. 1 -6 hrs. Study of a problem in order to develop knowledge in an area of student 
interest. Paper and/or project required. 

696. Social Work Practice with Groups. 3 hrs. Design of preventative, developmental and remedial group 
services for at risk populations. 

698. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 

the developmentally disabled. 

699. British Studies: General Systems Theory-The British Perspective. 3-6 hrs. 

SOCIOLOGY (SOC-292) 

515. Sex Roles and Gender in Society. 3 hrs. A study of the relationship between sex roles and broader 
cultural patterns in various societies. 

52 1 . Sociological Topics. 3 hrs. Variable content; can be repeated three times in separate topical offerings. 

523. Sociology of Health. 3 hrs. An analysis of the field of health and health care delivery from a 

sociological perspective. 

524. Sociology of Aging. 3 hrs. A survey of demographic, social, and cultural aspects of aging with particular 

emphasis upon American society and the types of problems encountered by older persons. 

526. Sociology of Education. 3 hrs. A comprehensive study of the educational institution, its relationship to 
the community and society. 

530. Political Sociology. 3 hrs. A study of politics as a social institution, its relationship with other 
institutions, and its place in a changing society. 

544. Juvenile Delinquency. 3 hrs. A study of causes and the nature of juvenile delinquency, the development 
of the juvenile court, probation, and other rehabilitative programs. 

550. Social Psychology. 3 hrs. A study of how the thoughts and behaviors of individuals are influenced by 
the actual or implied presence of others. 

560. Quantitative Methods. 3 hrs. A survey of quantitative research techniques, focusing on descriptive and 

inferential statistics and computer applications. 

561. Population. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SOC 460. An introduction to demography, analyzing significant 

changes in population composition. 

562. Methods of Social Research. 3 hrs. A study of the production and interpretation of social research with 

an emphasis on the relationship of theory and method. 

571. Social Institutions. 3 hrs. A study of selected American social institutions, focusing on class and 
power structures, the rise of post-industrial society, religious and moral divisions, and 
democratic individualism. 

575. Social Inequality. 3 hrs. Research and theory in social differentiation, class, status, power, and mobility. 
Analysis of inequality and the effects of socioeconomic status upon behavior and social organization. 

581. History of Social Thought 3 hrs. An examination of early social thought, tracing the development of 

western thought and ideas from Hammurabi to Comte. 

582. Sociological Theory. 3 hrs. A study of classical and contemporary social theory, focusing on selected 

theorists (e.g. Weber. Durkheim, Marx, Merton, and Goffman) and selected topics, including anomie 
and alienation, and rise of capitalism, theories of crime, and concepts of self 

599. British Studies. 3 hrs. Variable content. Lecture series and research offered abroad under the auspices 
of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies. 

692. Special Study Projects in Sociology. 1 -6 hrs. Special projects in reading, survey, or research in 
sociology. Work will be under the direction of graduate faculty. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPE-190) 

500. The Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child. 3 hrs. An introduction to exceptional 
populations and procedures and policies relating to their education and citizenship. 

560. Characteristics of the Gifted and Talented. 3 hrs. Study of gifted populations to include 
characteristics, learning modes, and assessment procedures. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 

the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 



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590. Workshop in Special Education. 3 hrs. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 

contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

598. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 

the developmentally disabled. 

630. Advanced Studies in Specific Learning Disabilities. 3 hrs. A study of decoding, cognitive, and 

encoding deficits in handicapped learning disabled pupils. 

631. Advanced Curricula for Specific Learning Disabilities: Elementary. 3 hrs. Methods and materials 

for instruction of elementary level children with specific learning disabilities. 

632. Advanced Curricula for Specific Learning Disabilities: Secondary. 3 hrs. Methods and materials for 

instruction of secondary level individuals with specific learning disabilities. 

634. Advanced Practicum in Specific Learning Disabilities. 3-6 hrs. Professional work with pupils and/or 
specified activities. 

640. Advanced Studies in Mental Retardation. 3 hrs. Problems of diagnosis and treatment of persons with 

mental retardation. Investigation of current research, curricula design, and social emotional parameters 
are considered. 

641. Vocational Education in Mental Retardation. 3 hrs. Vocational intervention and services promoting 

the transition from school to gainful employment are addressed. 

643. Advanced Curriculum Studies for the Mentally Retarded. 3 hrs. Study of different approaches to 

curriculum development, with emphasis on materials and goals for teaching persons with mental 
retardation. 

644. Advanced Practicum in Mental Retardation. 3-6 hrs. Professional work with pupils and/or specific 

activities. 

645. Programming for the Severe, Profound, and Multiply Handicapped. 3 hrs. Curricula development 

activities witii pupils with extreme learning problems. 

650. The Psychology and Education of the Emotionally Disturbed. 3 hrs. This course explores the 

characteristics of deviant behavior and its causation. 

651. Advanced Methods in Behavioral Management for the Handicapped. 3 hrs. This course explores 

educational programs for the disadvantaged, delinquent, migrant, and other socially deviant groups. 

652. Basic Curriculum for the Emotionally Disturbed. 3 hrs. A course investigating programs, metiiods 

and materials in the education of the emotionally disturbed child; the role of die teacher in relation to 
interdisciplinary teams. 

654. Practicum in Emotionally Handicapped. 3 hrs. Professional work with pupils and/or specified 
activities. 

661. Methods and Materials in Teaching the Gifted. 3 hrs. A study of programs, curricula, models, and 

methodologies for the intellectually advanced learners. 

662. Curricula Development for the Gifted. 3 hrs. Curricula writing, module development, and attentive 

modes of instruction for gifted pupils. 

663. Programming for the Atypical Gifted. 3 hrs. Study of individuals who display diverse modes of high 

achievement and creativity. 

664. Practicum Gifted. 3 hrs. Practicum for advanced students with gifted students in public school or 

clinical settings. 

678. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 
regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

680. Advanced Practicum in Special Education. 3-9 hrs. Practicum for master's degree students unique to 
individual program plans. The experience will focus on assessment, curriculum, and/or other issues 
related to exceptional individuals. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

691. Research m Special Education. 1-16 hrs. 

692. Special Problems. 1 hr. Examination of medical, sociological, biological, psychological, and 

institutional aspects of exceptional children. 



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694. Field Problems. 3 hrs. An investigation of a professional problem in the field of special education. May 
be selected as the culminating requirement of the specialists degree. 

700. Issues in Special Education. 1 hr. A study of current theories, models, programs, and reports in special 

education. Open to non-majors. 

701. Problems in Special Education Research Design. 3 hrs. Primary emphasis is placed on the review, 

development, and evaluation of research topics in the student's area of specialization. 

709. Diagnostic Techniques for Exceptional Children. 3 hrs. Interpretation and application of 

measurement for exceptional children with emphasis on curriculum decision making. Open to non- 
majors. 

770. Administration and Supervision of Programs for Exceptional Children. 3 hrs. Designed for 
educators and supervisors of programs for exceptional children; organization and administration of 
programs for exceptional children. 

772. Internship in Special Education Administration. 1-6 hrs. To provide internship experience for 
specialist and doctoral students in Special Education Administration, institutions, state department. 

791. Research in Special Education. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: Approval of the major professor. To be 

conducted in the student's area of specialization. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. 

794. Specialist Field Study. 1-6 hrs. A practical project conducted in the student's area of specialization. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

798. Specialist Thesis. 6 hrs. A scholarly project conducted in the student's area of specialization. 

801 . Teacher Education in Special Education. 3 hrs. Development of programs, courses of study, 

observation techniques, models, micro-teaching units, modules in higher education. 

802. Service Units and Public Relations in Special Education. 3 hrs. Inservice training units, conference 

planning, workshop, parent and national organizations. 

803. Program Evaluation and Funding in Special Education. 3 hrs. Study of program accountability 

modes, grant writing, and sources. 

880. Internship in Teacher Education. 1-6 hrs. Individual cases are tested by students and all available 
information is integrated for diagnostic and educational purposes. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCES (SHS-296) 

501 . Language and Speech Development 3 hrs. Presents the body of knowledge related to speech and 

language acquisition as it occurs normally. 

502. Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism. 3 hrs. Provides background in the anatomy and 

physiology of the hearing mechanism. 

503. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism. 3 hrs. Introduces structural and functional 

aspects of the speech mechanism. 

506. Basic Neuroanatomy of Speech. 3 hrs. Establishes neuroanatomical and physiological bases for 
speech production. 

508. Instrumentation in Speech and Hearing Sciences. 3 hrs. Students leam to use basic clinical/research 
instrumentation in a controlled setting. 

510. Intervention in Language Disorders. 3 hrs. Strategies and clinical methods used in 
habilitation/rehabilitation of language disordered children and adults. 

512. Diagnostic Procedures: Speech Pathology 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 211,411. Current evaluation 

procedures in speech-language pathology. 

513. Voice Disorders. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 211, 403. Anatomical and physiological bases of voice 

production and the disorders. 

516. Adult Aphasia and Related Problems. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 21 1, 403, 406 or permission. Presents 
theory, research findings, and basic therapy methods for neurogenic communicative disorders. 



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517. Speech and Language Disorders Related to Cleft Palate. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 21 1, 403 or 

equivalents. Multidisciplinary management of children and adults with cleft palate is presented. 

518. Advanced Clinical Methods. 3 hrs. Students engage in an in-depth study of the use of specific 

treatment and/or diagnostic procedures. 

519. Organic Speech Disorders. 3 hrs. This course surveys symptomology, etiology, and treatment 

procedures for organic speech disorders. 

521. Aural Rehabilitation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 221 or equivalent. Covers the management of clients 

with hearing loss from infants through the elderly. 

522. Diagnostic/Prescriptive Teaching of the Hearing Impaired. 3 hrs. Presents task analysis, informal 

test construction and formal assessment for hearing impaired. 

523. Basic Sign Language. 3 hrs. Concepts of total communication, sign language and finger spelling 

are stressed. 

525. Psycho-Social Factors Associated with Hearing Impairment 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of 
instructor. Emphasizes psycho/social growth and development of deaf children. 

528. Clinical Audiology 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 221. Presents concepts in acoustics, calibration standards 

and basic audiological tests. 

529. Intermediate Sign Language. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 523 or permission. A continuation of the Basic 

Sign Language Course with additional signs and situational experiences. 

530. Speech Pathology and the Hearing Impaired Child. 3 hrs. Reviews speech and language problems, 

and describes methods for management. 

53 1 . Language Disorders I: Assessment of Children with Language Disorders. 3 hrs. Differentiates 

normal, disordered, and deviant language with remedial procedures. 

532. Language Disorders 11: Habilitation of the Aphasic Child. 3 hrs. A multisensory intervention 

program for auditory processing and communication disorders. 

533. Developing Language Skills with the Hearing Impaired. 3 hrs. Presents development of language by 

hearing impaired children. 

536. Developing Reading in the Hearing Impaired. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 433 or permission. The 
reading process, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, and evaluation of reading skills are discussed. 

538. Problems in Academic Subjects for the Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 433, 
434, 436. Stresses the need for continuous, consistent and coordinated academic programs. 

540. Advanced Methods of Communicating with the Hearing Impaired. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. 
Develops extensive sign vocabulary, introduces ethics of interpreting, and individualizes training for 
specific situations. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 

contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

598. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. InterdiscipUnary approach to the study of families of 

the developmentally disabled. 

599. British Studies: Comparative Problems m Speech and Hearing Sciences. 3-6 hrs. Offered abroad 

under the auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies. 

601. Designs in Research for Speech and Hearing. 3 hrs. Statistical procedures concerning group and 

single-subject designs. 

602. Current Topics in Speech and Hearing Sciences. 3 hrs. Varies each time the course is offered. 

621. Hearing Aids. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 221 or permission. Presents components of electroacoustic 
characteristics of hearing aids and their use. 

623. Clinical Audiology H. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 528 or permission. Special auditory tests used to 
determine the site of lesion of hearing loss. 

625. Audiological Instrumentation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 221 or permission. Covers basic electronics, 
auditory function measurements, research, and computer use. 

633. School Curricula for the Hearing Impaired. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 433, 436, 437. Curricula 
analysis and review are stressed (majors only). 

641. Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Speech and Hearing Pathologies. 1-4 hrs. Prerequisite: 

permission. Provides opportunities for observation of operations on the auditory or speech mechanism. 



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642. Communication Problems of the Aged. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Reviews changes in speech, 
language and hearing associated with aging; presents rehabilitative strategies used with the population. 

687. Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Regular full-time graduate 

status and permission. Students participate in diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with 
speech-language disorders. 

688. Practicum in Audiology. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Regular graduate admission and permission. Students 

participate in diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with hearing disorders. 

689. Practicum in Education of the Deaf. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: Regular graduate admission and permission. 

Students participate in habilitative and learning activities with deaf children and adults. 

692. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Students completing Plan B paper should register 
for three (3) hours. 

694. Off-Campus Practicum in Speech and Hearing Sciences. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Students 

are assigned to medical, institutional, private practice, or clinical settings for supervised experience. 

695. Student Teaching Off-Campus Practicum. 1-9 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Students participate in 

supervised management of speech/language impaired school children. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

698. Thesis. 3-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. 

701. Seminar in Psychoacoustics. 3 hrs. Presents methods for studying perception of acoustic signals, 

detection of stimuli, perception of loudness, and pitch. 

702. Seminar in Language Problems. 3 hrs. Language pathologies, evaluation procedures, and treatment 

methods are studied. 

703. Quantitative Methods. 3 hrs. Enrollment suspended. 

711. Seminar in Aphasia and Related Disorders. 3 hrs. Etiologies, evaluations in Neurolinguistics and 

current treatment procedures are presented. 

712. Seminar in Articulation Disorders. 3 hrs. Current theories, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic 

methodologies in articulation and phonology are studied. 

713. Seminar in Cerebral Palsy. 3 hrs. Current etiologies, evaluation procedures, and treatment techniques 

are considered. 

714. Seminar in Cleft Palate. 3 hrs. Students review the current research and interdisciplinary management 

of cleft lip and palate individuals. 

715. Seminar in Clinical Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing. 3 hrs. Therapeutic 

communication techniques, interview techniques, and counseling theories are studied. 

716. Seminar in Stuttering and Related Disorders. 3 hrs. Advanced study of theories, research and 

remedial procedures related to fluency disorders. 

717. Seminar in Voice Disorders. 3 hrs. Advanced study of pathologies, diagnosis, procedures, and 

remedial methods for voice and resonance problems. 

7 1 8. Seminar in Psychology of the Deaf and Speech Handicapped. 3 hrs. Effects of disordered 

communication on life styles are studied. 

719. Seminar in Problems and Procedures in Evaluating Children. 3 hrs. The weaknesses and strengths 

of standardized tests are discussed. 

722. Seminar in Pediatric Audiology. 3 hrs. Emphasizes behavioral and objective audiological evaluation 

of infants and young children. 

723. Seminar in Electroacoustic Measurements in Hearing. 3 hrs. Administration and interpretation of 

elecUDphysiological auditory measurements. 

724. Seminar in Industrial Hearing Conservation. 3 hrs. Presents effects of noise exposure on the auditory 

mechanism, measurement of noise, and legislation related to industrial hearing conservation. 

726. Auditory Perceptual Disorders. 3 hrs. Theories and tests are studied. 



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727. Seminar: Association Method. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Evaluation, management plans and 
intervention techniques for language disordered children are presented. 

730. Language Intervention with Infants. 3 hrs. Current research in infant language development and 
intervention are explored. 

763. Laboratory in Speech Pathology. 1-3 hrs. Students conduct supervised laboratory research using instruments. 

764. Laboratory in Language Disorders. 1-3 hrs. Specialized testing procedures are learned. 

791. Research in Speech and Hearing Sciences. 1-16 hrs. Prerequisite: permission. Teaches advanced 

research procedures. 

792. Special Problems. 3 hrs. Content varies. 

797. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 
Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor and'or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting 
with the major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at 
least 3 hours each semester. 

898. Dissertation. 12 hrs. 

SPEECH COMMUNICATION (SCM-216) 

See Course Listing Under COMMUNICATION. 

TECHNICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (TOE-165) 

500. FaciUty Planning and Equipment Selection. 3 hrs. A study of facility layout, equipment 
specifications, cost analysis and procurement procedures. 

533. Curriculum Construction for Cooperative Education. 3 hrs. Objectives, content, and arrangement of 
units for teaching cooperative and evening classes. 

541. Philosophy and Principles of Vo Tech Instruction. 3 hrs. A methods course for teaching trade, 

technical and other vocational subjects. 

542. Management of the Vo Tech Learning Environment 3 hrs. Organization and management of 

students, equipment, and physical facilities. 

543. Design of the Vo Tech Instructional Program. 3 hrs. Occupational analysis based design and 

sequencing of instructional components and the development of appropriate support materials. 

544. Development of Vo Tech Instructional Materials. 3 hrs. Selection, development and use of 

instructional aids, with an emphasis on media production. 

545. Delivery of the Vo Tech Instructional Program. 3 hrs. Learning theory based techniques of 

instructional delivery in the vocational classroom and laboratory. 

546. Evaluation of Vo Tech Student Performance. 3 hrs. Development and utilization of various 

measuring devices and techniques, statistical treatment of data, and grade assignments. 

547. Industrial Human Relations. 3 hrs. A study of human behavior and interpersonal dynamics within the 

industrial organization and environment. Primarily for industrial educators. 

548. Industrial and Vocational Safety. 3 hrs. Analysis of fundamentals of accident prevention and their 

application in school shops. 

552. History and Philosophy of Vocational Education. 3 hrs. Objectives, principles, aims, and organization 

of programs in schools and colleges. 

553. Problems of the Coordinator. 3 hrs. A study of the problems, procedures, techniques, etc., in the 

operation of part-time cooperative education. 

565. Microcomputer Applications in Technical Education. 3 hrs. Skill development in the use of 
microcomputers and software appropriate to teaching and managing industiial, vocational, and 
technical education activities. 

567. Desktop Publishing & Presentation Graphics. 3 hrs. Office-based microcomputer production of 
typeface/graphics enhanced media, designed to be both pleasing in appearance and effective in 
communication. 

569. Computer Based Instructional Technology. 3 hrs. Interactive instinctional design and applications. 
Introduction to hypermedia tools, authoring systems, CAI software reviews/evaluations, and hands-on 
interactive module production. 



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578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 

the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

583. Occupational Safety. 3 hrs. Organization and administration of safety programs including 
implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Primarily for indusUial educators. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 
conuibutions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 

605. History of Technology & Occupational Education. 3 hrs. A study of leaders, movements, and 
agencies in the development of technical and (x:cupational education. 

607. Curriculum Design in Technology & Occupational Education. 3 hrs. A study of the design, 
development and utilization of various instructional strategies and materials. 

611. Philosophy and Organization of Occupational Education. 3 hrs. Foundations and development of 
vocational education under national, state and local influence. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 

health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

689. Seminar in Technology Education, I, II, III. 2 hrs. May be taken three times. 

692. Special Problems in Technical Education. 1-3 hrs. Advanced individualized project relevant to the 
student's skill speciality. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other resources 
of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in, at 
least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, 
and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each 
semester. 

698. Thesis. 1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs. Credit deferred until thesis is completed. 

701 . Supervision of Vocational and Technical Education. 3 hrs. A study of the problems of local directors 

and supervisors of vocational and technical education. 

702. Individualized Instruction in Vocational Technical Education. 3 hrs. Foundations, principles, and 

techniques of teaching knowledge and skills on an individual basis. 

703. Contemporary Vocational and Technical Education Programs. 3 hrs. A comparative analysis of 

contemporary and emerging programs in vocational education. 

704. Vocational Guidance and Placement 3 hrs. An overview of careers available through vocational and 

technical education, methods of student identification placement, and follow-up. 

794. Field Problem in Industrial and Vocational Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: REF 601, REF 702, and 
approval of the major professor. 

798. Specialist Thesis. 6 hrs. Utilizing research and professional knowledge in the solution of a practical 
educational problem. Scholarly paper required. 

THEATRE (THE-689) 

501. Costume Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Costume design in theatrical production. 

503. Advanced Movement/Combat 2 hrs. Course in stage movement and dance as well as stylized 
movement and stage combat. 

510. Stage Sound Engineering. 3 hrs. Principles and practice in stage sound engineering. 

511. Advanced Voice for the Actor. 3 hrs. Diction, projection, and techniques for dealing with period 

language. 

512. Stage Lighting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Theory and application of general and 

special lighting, color, instrumentation, and control. 

514. Improvisation. 3 hrs. A performance course for actors, directors and teachers of drama, utilizing 

improvisation as a tool for instruction. 

516. Intermediate Acting II. 3 hrs. Improvisation and advanced scene study including absurdist, classic, 

surrealist, and verse drama. 

517. Period Acting Styles 1. 3 hrs. Study of acting styles from ancient Greece tiirough Shakespeare. Utilizing 

speech, movement, acting style, and masks. 



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518. Period Acting Styles H. 3 hrs. Study of styles of acting from restoration through 1 900. Utilizing speech, 
movement, and acting style. 

520. Advanced Directing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 320 or equivalent. 

527. Survey of Theatre History. 3 hrs. A survey of the history of Western theatre. 

528. Historic Theatre Production. 3 hrs. A survey of historic theatre production techniques. 

530. Summer Theatre 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of staff. Concentrated applied theatre. 

53 1 . Summer Theatre K. 3 hrs. Continuation of THE 530. 

533. Design Studio 1. 3 hrs. Rendering commonly used theatrical materials. 

534. Design Studio H. 3 hrs. Scenographic techniques. 

535. Advanced Scene Design. 3 hrs. 
545. Advanced Stage Lighting. 3 hrs. 

550. The Audition Process. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, audition or THE 416. Methods and 

techniques needed to audition and interview for the professional theatre. 

551. The Rehearsal Process. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, audition, THE 416. Participation 

in the dissection and analysis of the rehearsal process from casting through performance. 

560. Costume Design Studio. 3 hrs. Projects in designing costumes for plays, opera, and dance. Emphasis 

placed on costume designs as an element in a total production concept. 

561. Advanced Theatrical Makeup. 3 hrs. Projects in makeup design and execution. Emphasis placed on 

three-dimensional makeup techniques for theatre, television, and film. 

571. Performance and Production Internship. 1-9 hrs. Professional experience in student's area of 
emphasis received while in residence witii an approved professional organization. 

581. Repertory Theatre. 3-9 hrs. Participation in the analysis and preparation of the performances of four 
plays in repertory. Daily and nightly involvement (approximately ten hours per day) in theatre 
workshops (voice, movement, or technical theatre) and in rehearsals for the plays. (Must enroll in three 
3-hour sections.) 

597. Theatre Exchange Studies Abroad. 9-15 hrs. Opportunity to study theatre for one semester in an 
approved exchange program abroad. Offered under auspices of Center of International Education. 

599. British Studies in Theatre. 3-6 hrs. 

601 . Script Analysis. 2 hrs. A course in script analysis for actors, directors, and designers. 

606. Dramatic and Performance Theory. 3 hrs. A survey of the theoretical relationships of dramatic 
literature and criticism to the creative process. 

61 1. Seminar: Contemporary Trends m Theatre. 3 hrs. An in-depth examination of a specific post- 

modem dramatist, a complete canon as a reflection of the drama in modem society. 

612. Seminar in Theatre Production. 3 hrs. A seminar in the integration of research skills into the creative 

process. Research will encompass historical, critical, biographical, and anthropological fields. The 
course is designed to include all MFA disciplines. 

613. Seminar m Theatre Design and Structure. 3 hrs. Research in architectural and acoustical design, 

Ughting, audience arrangement, decor, function, and stage requirements. 

614. Seminar in Acting and Directmg. 3 hrs. An in-depth study of the relationship of the creative processes 

generated by the actor and the director to methods of production. 

626. Scenic Design. 3 hrs. Elements of scene design. Play analysis in terms of visualization and style and the 
mechanics of developing an effective stage setting. 

679-L. Practicum in Box Office and Publicity. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine (9) hours. 

681-L. Practicum in Acting and Directing. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine (9) hours. 

682-L. Practicum in Costume and Makeup. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine (9) hours. 

683-L. Practicum in Scene Design and Technical Theatre. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine 
(9) hours. 

684-L. Practicum m Lighting and Sound Engineering. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine (9) hours. 

685-L. Practicum in Reader's Theatre and Oral Interpretation. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine 
(9) hours. 



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686-L. Practicum in Creative Dramatics and Children's Theatre. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine 
(9) houre. 

687-L. Practicum in Dance and Movement 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine (9) hours. 

691 . Research in Theatre. 1 - 1 6 hrs. A written prospectus and timetable must be submitted and approved by 

a graduate faculty member before enrolling. 

692. Special Problems 1, 11, III. 1-3 hrs. each. Investigation into specialized area of interest in the MFA 

student's discipline. Proposals with timetable must be submitted and approved by a graduate faculty 
member before enrolling. 

696. Practicum in Theatre I, II, III. 3 hrs. each. Students participate in the University Theau-e production 

process in a significant area of responsibility. THE 696 may be taken three times for a total of nine 
hours. THE 696 may be taken three times for a total of nine hours. 

697. Independent Study and Research. Hours arranged. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. 

Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor and/or using other 
resources of the University may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not 
enrolled in, at least, 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the 
major professor, and/or using other resources of the University must enroll in this course for at least 
3 hours each semester. 

699. Creative Project 1-8 hrs. 

THERAPY (THY-740) 

511. Introduction to Kinesiotherapy. 3 hrs. An introduction to the theory of organizing and conducting 

kinesiotherapy as it applies to physical and mental rehabilitation. 

512. Kinesiotherapy 1. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 250 and 25 1 ; HPR 303, 370, and 374; THY 511. Emphasis 

placed on physical evaluation procedures of spine and extremities, musculoskeletal function, 
goniometry and gait analysis. 

513. Kinesiotherapy n. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: HPR 308; THY 5 1 2 and 55 1 . Rehabilitation as a part of the 

comprehensive medical core and its application in restoration of physical and mental impairments 
toward functional independence. 

521 . Clinical Experience. 14 hrs. Arr. A supervised internship in various habilitation, rehabilitation or 
neuropsychiatric clinics. May be repeated. 

551. Neurological and Pathological Foundations in Kinesiotherapy. 3 hrs. The introductory study of 
neuro sciences and pathology of diseases commonly encountered by kinesiotherapists. 

561 . Kinesiotherapy and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2 hrs. An introduction to the basic concepts and 

considerations necessary for effective functioning in the clinical setting. 

562. Spinal Cord Injuries and Muscle Disorders. 2 hrs. A review of normal and abnormal functioning of 

the motor pathways with emphasis on evaluation and rehabilitation of specific motor disorders and 
spinal cord injuries. 

563. Normal Human Locomotion. 2 hrs. An indeptii analysis of normal human locomotion and its impact 

on ambulation training, prosthesis gait deviations and blind mobility training. 

564. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders. 2 hrs. A review of normal and abnormal functioning and 

rehabilitation programs for cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. 

571 . Accelerated Kinesiotherapy Rehabilitation Ward Program. 2 hrs. An introduction to the basic 

concepts and treatment procedures used in accelerated rehabilitation ward programs. 

572. Dynamics of Psychiatric Group Rehabilitation Programs. 2 hrs. The complexities in directing 

neuropsychiatric group activities. 

573. Neuro-Psychiatric Geriatric Training. 2 hrs. An introduction to the multi-problem areas of 

communication with motivating and treating the geriatric, neuropsychiatric patient. 

574. Programs for the Severely Disturbed Psychiatric Patient 2 hrs. An introduction to the problems of 

treating the psychiatric patient in a locked ward setting. 

578. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in 
the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary. 

597. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Study of the interdependent 
contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research. 



252 / Course Descriptions 

598. Families of the Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of 
the developmentally disabled. 

678. Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5. 3 hrs. Current issues and theories 
regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth 
through 5. 

688. Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hrs. Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other 
health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabiUties. 

TOXICOLOGY (TOX-385) 

570. Toxicology. 3 hrs. 



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ASSOCIATE* AND REGULAR 
GRADUATE FACULTY 

LUCAS. AUBREY KEITH, President of the University and Professor of Educational. Leadership and Research. B.S., M.A., 
University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Florida State University. 

ADAMS, MARY ANN, Associate Professor of Family Relations. B.A.. Birmingham Southern; M.S.. Troy State University; Ph.D., 
Rorida State University. 

*ALB1N. MARVIN J.. Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S., M.B.A., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of Houston. 
C.P.A. 

ALCORN, JOHN DOUGLAS, Chair of Department of Psychology and Professor of Psychology. B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., East Texas State 
University. 

ALFORD. DARLYS. A,ssistant Professor of Psychology. Gulf Coast. B.A., Fresno Pacific College: M.S.. California State University; 
Ph.D.. University of California. Santa Barbara. 

ALL ADEL L.. Associate Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S.. Cairo University; M.S.. Ph.D.. Lehigh University. 

ALI, DIA L., Associate Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.Com., Ain Shams University; M.B.A., Eastern Washington; 
Ph.D., Lehigh University. 

ALI, KAMAL SHARAF, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S., M.Sc, University of Khartoum. Sudan; Ph.D.. 
Reading University. Reading U.K. 

ALLEN. BILLIE MORGAN. Associate Professor of Management. B.S.B.A.. M.B.A.. University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., 
North Texas State University. 

AMACKER, PATRICIA KAY McCONNELL. Associate Professor of Dance. B.A., Arizona State University; M.F.A., University of 
Utah. 

ANDERSEN, PAUL DAVID, Professor of Music. B.Mus., Drake University; M.Mus., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Washington 
University. 

ANDERSON, BOBBY DEAN. Professor of Educational Leadership and Research, B.S.E. Arkansas State College; M.Ed., University 
of Missouri; Ed.D., University of Tennessee. 

ANDERSON. FRANCES JACOBS. Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S.. Southem Methodist University; M.A.. 
Ph.D., University of Alabama 

ANDERSON. GARY, Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.S.. Ph.D., University of South Carolina. 

ANDERSON. HOWARD NIX, Professor of Psychology. B.A., Samford University; B.D., Southem Baptist Theological Seminary; 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama. 

ANDERSON, WILLIAM HILTON, Professor of English. B.A., Wofford College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina. 

*ANGLIN, ELIZABETH M., Instructor of French. B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara. 

APPELT-SLICK. GLORIA. Director. Educational Field Experiences, and Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., 
M.Ed.. Ed.D.. University of Houston. 

*ARNONE. ROBERT A.. Adjunct Professor of Marine Science. Center for Marine Science. B.S.. Kent State University; M.S.. 
Georgia Institute of Technology. 

ASHTON-JONES, EVELYN, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Western lUinois University; M.A., Ph.D., University of South 
Florida. 

ASPER, VERNON L, Associate Professor of Marine Science and Adjunct Professor of Geology, Center for Marine Science. B.A., 
Messiah College; M.S., University of Hawaii; Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 

*AULTMAN, BETTY B., Adjunct Instructor of Home Economics Education. B.S., Mississippi University for Women; M.S., Ed.S., 
University of Southem Mississippi. 

AUSTIN, KAREN ODELL, Professor of Spanish. B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.A., Middlebury CoUege; Ph.D.. University of 
Kentucky. 

BABCOCK, JEAN, Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.S., The Ohio State 
University; doctoral smdy. University of Missouri-Rolla. 

BABIN, BARRY J.. Assistant Professor of Mariceting. B.S., Louisiana State University; M.B.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., 
Louisiana State University. 

BABIN, LAURIE A.. Assistant Professor of Mariceting. B.S., Michigan State University; M.B.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., 
Louisiana State University. 

'BAGGETT, WILLIAM C, JR., Professor of Art. B.F.A., M.F.A., Auburn University. 

BAHM, KARL FRANKLIN, Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Seattle University; A.M., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University 
of Chicago. 

BAIN, R. JOYCE, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Northwestern State University; M.S., Northeast Missouri State; Ed.D.. New 
Mexico State University. 

BALL. ANGELA SUE. Professor of English. B.A.. Ohio University; M.F.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Denver. 

BARNETT, LOIS MARGARET, Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Hartford; M. A., Ph.D., Columbia University. 

BARTHELME, FREDERICK, Professor of English. M.A., Johns Hopkins University. 



254 / Graduate Faculty 

*BARTHELME, STEVEN, Associate Professor of English. B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.A., Johns Hopkins University. 

BATEMAN, ROBERT CAREY, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Nortli 
Carolina. 

BECK, CAROLYN E., Assistant Professor of Medical Technology. B.S., Texas Lutheran College; B.S., University of Texas-Medical 
Branch, Galveston; M.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake; Ed.D., Consortium-Baylor College of Medicine and University of 
Houston. 

BECKETT, DAVID C, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, B.S., University of Notre Dame; M.S., Ph.D., University of 
Cincinnati. 

*BEDENBAUGH, ANGELA OWEN, Research Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of 
South Carolina. 

BEDENB AUGH, EDGAR HUGH, JR., Chair of Department of Educational Leadership and Research and Professor of Educational 
Leadership and Research. B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Florida. 

BEDENBAUGH, JOHN HOLCOMBE, Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Newbeny CoUege; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., 
University of Texas. 

BEHM, DENNIS EUGENE, Associate Professor of Music. B.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa. 

BELLIPANNI, LAWRENCE JOHN, Assistant Professor of Science Education. B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi. 

BENJAMIN, ELIZABETH GUTHRIE, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Northwestern State College; M.N., Emory University. 

BERRY, DAVID CHAPMAN, JR., Professor of English. B.S., Bob Jones University; B.S., Delta State University; Ph.D., University 
of Tennessee. 

BERRY, VIRGMA SWTTZER, Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. B.A., Louisiana State University; M.S., 
Vanderbilt University. 

BETOUNES, DAVID ELTON, Professor of Mathematics. B.Arch, University of Southern Califomia, Los Angeles; M.S., Ph.D., 
Florida State University. 

BEESIOT, PATRICIA M., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., M.S., BowUng Green State University; Ph.D., Woods Hole 
Oceanographic Institution/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

BILLON, WAYNE ELWOOD, Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition. B.S., Mississippi State University; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson 

University. 

*BIRD, JERRY L., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marine Science. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. 

BISLAND, RALPH BRADFORD, JR., Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., Louisiana State University; M.B.A., 
Loyola University; D.B.A., Mississippi State University. 

BIVINfS, JOHN A., Associate Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., Auburn University; D.M.A., Louisiana State University. 

BLACK, HAROLD TYRONE, Dean of the College of Business Administration and Professor of Economics and Intemational 
Business. B.B.A., M.A., Texas Technological University; Ph.D., Tulane University. 

BOGART, THEODORE FRANCIS, JR., Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S., M.S., University of California, Los Angeles; 
M.S., University of Arizona. 

*BOLTON, CHARI.es CLIFTON, Assistant Professor of History and Director of Oral History, B.S., University of Southern 
Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University. 

BOOTHE, ROBERT S., Associate Professor of Management. B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S.I.E., University of 
Alabama; D.B.A., Honda State University. C.P.I.M. 

BOPP, LAWRENCE H., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., State University of New York at Albany; M.S., Ph.D., 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

BOSHEARS, ONVA K., JR., Distinguished Service Professor of Library and Information Science. A.B., Greenville (Illinois) College; 
M.S., University of Dlinois; M.A.R., Asbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Michigan. 

BOUDREAUX, L. JANE, Director, Coordinated Dietetics Program and Associate Professor of Food Service Management. B.S., M.S., 
University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University. 

BOWEN, RICHARD LEE, Professor of Geology. A.B., University of North Carolina; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of 
Melboume; Fulbright Scholar to Australia. 

BOWERS, DAVID A., Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., Rice University; M.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of 
Texas, Austin. 

BOWERS, RICHARD HUGH, Professor of History. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Mississippi State University. 

BOWLES, SHIRLEY J., Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and 
Research, Gulf Coast. B.S., Mississippi Valley State University; M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., Mississippi 
State University. 

BOWMAN, BILLIE SUE, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., University of 
Mississippi. 

BOWMAN, JEFF RAY, Professor of Art. B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; M.A., Ed.D., Ball State University. 

*BOYD, BETTEE G., Instructor of English and Student Teaching Supervisor. B.A., M.A., University of Southem Mississippi. 

*BOYD, JANICE D., Adjunct Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S., M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., 
Texas A&M University. 

BOYD, WILLIAM DOUGLAS, JR., Associate Professor of Library and Information Science. B.A., Rhodes College; B.D., Union 
Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; M.L.S., Ph.D., Indiana University. 



Graduate Faculty / 255 

*BOYTE, CARLOS LARON, Associate Professor of Technology Education. B.S.. M.S., Bd.D., University of Southern Mississippi. 

BRADLEY, DORIS PARKER, Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M. A.. University 
of Rorida; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. 

♦BRADLEY, MARSHALL R., Adjunct Pn)fessor of Marine Science. Center for Marine Science. B. A., M.S.. University of 
Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Virginia. 

BRADY, JOHN E., A.ssistant Professor of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi; 
M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxvilie; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University. 

BRENT. CHARLES RAY. Profe,s,sor of Engineering Technology. B. A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S.. Ph.D.. Tulane 
University. 

BROCK, ANNA M., Director of the School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing. B.S.N.. M.Ed.. University of Maryland; M.S.N., 
Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., University of Maryland. 

BROOKING, STANLEY ANDERSON. Professor of Management. B.S.. Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M 
University. 

♦BROOKS, K. CAROLYN, In.structor and Coordinator of Field Instruction, School of Social Work. B.A., University of West Florida; 
M.S.W.. University of Southern Mississippi; doctoral study, University of Alabama. 

*BROOME. LESLIE B.. Instructor of Spanish. B.A.. University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Louisiana State University. 

*BROOME, RUTH ANN, Instructor in Dietetics and Clinical Coordinator. B.S., M.S.. University of Southem Mississippi. 

BROWN, IVA DINKINS. Professor of Science Education. B.S.. Georgia Southem College; M.Ed.. Ed.D., University of Georgia. 

BRUNNER, CHARLOTTE ANNE, Associate Professor of Marine Science. Center for Marine Science B.A., University of Rhode 
Island; Ph.D.. University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. 

BUELOW. GEORGE DAVID. Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S.. M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon. 

BULLOCK, WILBUR W.. JR.. Instructor of Music. B.S., M.Ed., University of Southem Mississippi. 

BUMGARDNER, WALTER HENRY. Profes,sor of Recreation. B.A.. M.S.. Southem Illinois University; Ph.D.. Texas A&M 
University. 

BURCHELL, LARK CHARLES. Professor of Recreation. B.S., East Central State College (Oklahoma); M.T., Southwestem State 
College (Oklahoma); Ph.D.. Texas A&M University. 

BURGE, CECIL DWIGHT. Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mississippi State University. 

♦BURGESS. CHARLES DUANE, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., Mississippi College; M.D., University of 
Mississippi Medical School. 

BURGESS. CLIFFORD. Associate Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.A., Open University (England); M.S., Ph.D., 
North Texas State University. 

BURNS, WILLIAM BAXTER. Chair of Department of Technology Education and Associate Professor of Technology Education. 
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., University of Southem Mississippi. 

BURR, RONALD LEWIS, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion. B.A., Califomia State University. Los Angeles; M.A., 
University of Hawaii; Ph.D., University of Califomia, Santa Barbara. 

'BUSHARDT, STEPHEN CHRISTIAN, Chair of the Department of Management and Professor of Management. B.S.B. A.. M.B. A., 
University of South Carolina; D.B.A., Mississippi State University. 

*B YRNE, CHRISTIAN JEAN, Adjunct Assistant Piofessor of Marine Science. B.S., Loyola University of the South; M.S., Ph.D.. 
Florida State University. 

*CADE, ROBERT BURR. Associate Professor of Radio, TV, and Film. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Southem Mississippi. 

CADE, RUTH ANN TAYLOR, Director of School of Engineering Technology and Professor of Engineering Technology. B. A., 
Mississippi State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama. 

C.ALLAH,\N. TERESA R., Assistant Professor of Special Education, Gulf Coast. B.S., M.Ed., University of Southem Mississippi; 
Ed.D.. Syracuse University. 

CAMERON, CHRISTOPHER PAUL, Associate Professor of Geology. B.S., University of New Orleans: Ph.D., University of Alaska 

CANNON, GORDON CLAUDE, Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Ph.D., Clemson University. 

CARLIN. MARGARET FRANCES, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School and Director of Graduate Admissions and Professor of 
Speech and Hearing Sciences. B.A., Comell University; M.S., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Wichita State University. 

CARNOVALE, AUGUST NORBERT, Professor of Music. B.M.. Louisiana State University; M.A., Columbia University; D.Mus.A., 
University of Iowa. 

CARTER, DANNY REED, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; 
doctoral study. Virginia Polytechnic Institute. 

CARTER, GEORGE HENRY III, Chair of tlie Department of Economics and Intemational Business and Associate Professor of 
Economics and Intemational Business. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D.. Texas A&M University. 

CARVER, VIVIEN, Associate Professor of Community Health. B.A.. University of Kentucky; M.A.. Eastem Kentucky; Ed.D., 
University of Alabama. 

CAVENY, DAVID JAMES, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Western Carolina College; M.A., Ph.D., University of 
Kentucky. 

CHATHAM, CYNTHL\. Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Mississippi; M.S.N.. D.S.N., University of Alabama, 
Birmingham. 



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*CffiULA, WILLIAM G., Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences, National Space Technology Laboratory. B.S., M.S., John Canoll 
University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. 

CICCARELLI, ORAZIO ANDREA, Chair of the Department of History and Professor of History. B.A., St. Francis College; M.A., 
Ph.D., University of Florida. 

CIURCZAK, PETER LOUIS, Director of the School of Music and Professor of Music. B.M.E., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.A., 
Teachers College; Ph.D., North Texas State University. 

COLE, DAVID, Assistant Professor. B.F.A., University of Texas- Arlington; M.F.A., Texas Tech. 

*COMBS, GERALD R., Adjunct Professor of Food and Nutrition. B.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Cornell University. 

CONERLY, DONNA LYNN, Associate Professor of Technology Education. B.S., M.S., Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi. 

CONKLIN, MARTHA T., Research Scientist, Division of Applied Research, National Food Service Management Institute, and 
Research Associate Professor of Food Service Management. B.S., M.S., University of Missouri, Columbia; Ph.D., New York 
University. 

CONVILLE, RICHARD LANE, JR., Professor of Speech Communication. B.A., Samford University; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State 
University. 

GOTTEN, DONALD RAY, Assistant Vice-President for Research and Planning and Professor of Science Education. B.S., M.S., 
University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., West Virginia University. 

*COTTEN, PAUL DAVID, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.M.Ed., M.M., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi. 

COX, ALLAN EUGENE, Associate Professor of Music. B.M.E., University of Nebraska; M.M., Wichita State University. 

CREED, DAVID, Professor of Chemistry. B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D., University of Manchester, England. 

CROCKETT, JAMES R., Director of the School of Professional Accountancy and Professor of Accounting. B.B. A., M.B.A., 
University of Mississippi; D.B.A., Mississippi State University. 

CROOK, GEORGE TRUETT, JR., Associate Professor of Theatre. B.A., M.A., University of California, Davis. 

*CROUT, RICHARD L., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marine Science. B.S., University of South Carolina; M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana 

State University. 

CULBERSON, JAMES OLIN, Professor of Psychology. B.S., Bob Jones University; M.Ed., University of South CaroUna; Ed.D., 
University of Georgia. 

*CURRIE, BILLYE BOB McCARVER, Part-time Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern 
Mississippi. 

CURRY, KENNETH J., Associate Professor and Freshman Program Coordinator of Biological Sciences. B.S., M.S., University of 
Central Rorida; Ph.D., University of Southern CaUfomia. 

DANFORTH, MARIE ELAINE, Associate Piofessor of Anthropology. B.A., Albion College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University. 

DANIEL, LARRY G., JR., Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.A., Southeastern College; M.Ed., Ph.D., 
University of New Orleans. 

DANIELS, JACK LEMORE, Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of Texas; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State College; Ph.D., East 
Texas State University. 

DAVIDSON, CHARLES WINFREY, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.S., Louisiana Polytechnic University; 
M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Arkansas. 

DAVIS, CHARLES R., Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A., University of Louisville; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 
Lexington. 

DAVIS, DONALD L., Professor of Management Information Systems. B.A., M.B.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of 
Florida. C.D.P. 

DAVIS, JOHN CHESTER m, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., East Texas State University. 

DAVIS, KIMBERLY M., Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., University of South Alabama; M.M., D.M. A., University of Southern 
Mississippi. 

*DEAN, JACK LEE, Associate Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities. B.M.E., M.M., University of Southem Mississippi. 

DeARMEY, MICHAEL HOWARD, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Rehgion. B.A., M.A., Memphis State University; M.A., 
Ph.D., Tulane University. 

DEASE, BARBARA CROCKETT, Associate Professor of French. B.A., North Carolina College, Durham; M.A., Atlanta University; 
Ph.D., Rorida State University. 

DeCHIARO, JOHN PAUL, Professor of Music. B.S., Mus.Ed., Kean College; M.A., New York University. 

*DeCOUX, VALERIE, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Southem Mississippi. 

DENNIS, NANCY WORTFQNGTON, Associate Professor of Special Education. B.A., University of Miami; M.A., East Carolina 
University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado. 

DEVINE, FRANCIS EDWARD, Professor of Criminal Justice. A.B., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University. 

DICKERSON, GALE SANDERS, Associate Professor of Interior Design. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., Ohio 
State University. 

DICKSON, ANDREW LINK, Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of South Carohna; M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., 
University of Oklahoma. . 

DING, JIU, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.S., Nanjing University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. 



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DINNEL, SCOTT PAGE, Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Center for Marine Science. B.A.. University of South Carolina; 
M.S.. Ph.D.. Louisiana State University. 

DOBLIN. STEPHEN ALAN, Dean of the College of Science and Technology and Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.A.. Ph.D., 
University of Alabama. 

DONOHUE, JOHN ROBERT. Associate Professor of Music. B.M.. M.M.. Louisiana Stale University; Ph.D.. Michigan State 
University. 

DUHON, DAVID LESTER, Associate Professor of Management. B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.B.A., Ph.D., 
Louisiana State University. 

DUNN. DEAN ALAN, Professor of Geology. B.S.. B.S.. University of Southern California. Los Angeles; Ph.D.. University of Rhode 
Island. 

DURKEE, PETER EASTON. Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Psychology. A.B.. M.A.. Colgate 
University; Ph.D.. University of Southern Mississippi. 

EASTERLING. CYNTHIA RUSSELL, Professor of Home Economics. B.F.A.. Stephens College; M.S., Louisiana State University; 
Ph.D., Florida Stale University. 

EDWARDS, KATHRYN A.. Assistant Professor of History and Honors. B. A.. Trinity College. University of Dublin; M.A.. Ph.D., 
University of California, Bericeley. 

EDWARDS. RONALD PHILIP, Professor of Psychology. B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa. 

EDWARDS, SYLVIA SMITH, Instructor of Social Work. B.S.. M.S.W., Louisiana State University. 

ELAKOVICH. STELLA DAISY. Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., Louisiana Stale University. 

ELBERT, JULIE A., Assistant Professor of Geography. B.S., Eastern Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana State University. 

*ELEUTER1US. CHARLES K.. Adjunct Professor of Marine Science. Center for Marine Science. B.S.. M.S., University of Southern 
Mississippi. 

ELLARD. JAMES ALLEN. JR.. Assistant Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences and Associate Professor of Recreation. 
B.S.. Miami University; M.S.. Eastern Kentucky University; Re.D.. University of Indiana. 

ELLENDER. RUDOLPH DENNIS, JR.. Assistant Dean of the College of Science and Technology and Professor of Biological 
Sciences. B.S.. M.S.. Louisiana State University; Ph.D.. Texas A&M University. 

ERICKSON. KEITH VINCENT. Chair of Department of Speech Communication and Professor of Speech Communication. B.A., 
Washington Slate University; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ed.D.. University of Michigan. 

ETHEREDGE. JAMES. A.ssistant Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S.. University of West Florida; M.S., Ph.D.. 
University of Southwest Louisiana. 

EVANS. JEFFREY ALAN. Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Graceland College; Ph.D.. University of Kansas Medical Center. 

*EZELL. JEANNE. Instructor of English. B.S.. M.S.. University of Southern Mississippi; doctoral study, Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania. 

FAULKENDER, PATRICIA JOYCE, Professor of Psychology. B.S.. M.A.. Ph.D.. University of Kansas. 

FAWCETT, NEWTON CREIG, Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Denver; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico. 

-FAY. TEMPLE HAROLD, Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Guilford College, M.S., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of 
Florida. 

FELDMAN, THEODORE S., Associate Professor of History. B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, 
Berkeley. 

FERGUSON. WILLL\M FRANKLIN. Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.S., M.Ed.. Mississippi Stale 
University; Ed.D.. University of Mississippi. 

-FLANAGAN. JAMES GERARD. Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and Associate Professor of Anthropology. 
B.A.. M.A.. University College. Cork, Ireland; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 

*FLEISCHER, PETER, Adjunct Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., 
University of Southern California. 

FLETCHER, DESMOND W., Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology. B.A., M.ARCH., University of Texas at Austin. 

FLETCHER, TYLER HERRICK, Chair of Department of Criminal Justice and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. B. A.. 

University of Texas; M.S.. Michigan State University; doctoral study. University of Mississippi; advanced study. Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 

FOLSE. RAYMOND FRANCIS. JR.. Associate Professor of Physics. B.S.. Loyola University; Ph.D., Louisiana Slate University. 

FONTECCHIO, GIOVANNI. As,sociate Professor of Spanish and Italian. B.S.. Northern Michigan University; M.A.. Ph.D., Louisiana 
Stale University. 

FORS YTHE. WILLIAM A. III. Assistant Director of the School of Home Economics and Professor of Food and Nutrition. B.S.. M.S., 
University of Florida; Ph.D.. Michigan State University. 

FOX. STEPHEN K., Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Rice University; M.S., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of 
Houston. 

FRASCHILLO, THOMAS VINCENT. Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music. B.M.Ed.. M.Mus.Ed.. University of 
Southern Mississippi; D.M. A.. University of South Carohna. 

FRYBACK. PATRICIA B.. Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N.. M.S.N., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. 

*GALLASPY. JAMES BOLAN. JR.. Associate Professor of Human Perfonnance. B.S.. M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; 
Athletic Training Specialization, Indiana State University. 



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GANGSTEAD, SANDRA K., Director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation and Associate Professor of Human 
Performance. B.S., University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse; M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of Utah. 

GARRAWAY, HUGH P. HI, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; 
Ph.D., University of Texas. 

GATES, LARRY JAMES, Professor of Psychology. B.A., Eastern Illinois University; Ed.M., University of Illinois; Ph.D., George 
Peabody College. 

*GENTILE, PHILLIP, Assistant Professor of Radio, TV, and Fihn. B.A., Youngstown State University; M.F.A., Ohio University. 

GINN, CLYDE NEULAN, Vice President for Administrative Affairs and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and 
Research. B.S., M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., McNeese State University. 

GIOVANNirn, ANTHONY JOHN, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Gannon College; M.S., Ph.D., New Mexico State 
University. 

GLAMSER, FRANCIS DENTON, Professor of Sociology. B.S., John Carroll University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., 
Pennsylvania State University. 

GOFF, DAVID HENRY, Chair of Department of Radio, Televion, and Fihn and Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film. 
B.A., M. A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. 

GOFF, LINDA D., Associate Professor of Speech Communication. B.S., Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of 
Massachusetts. 

GOGGIN, CHERYL L., Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University. 

GOGGIN, WILLL\M C, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Indiana University. 

GONZALES, JOHN EDMOND, The William D. McCain Chair of History and Distinguished University Professor of History. B.S., 
M. A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. 

GOODMAN, RALPH R., Research Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S.E., B.S.E., M.S., Ph.D., University of 
Michigan. 

GOODWIN, CHERYL LYNN, Assistant Professor of Medical Technology. B.S., University of Southem Mississippi; M.S., 
Mississippi State University. 

GORDON, GUS A., Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Baylor University; D.B.A., 
Louisiana Tech University. C.P.A. 

GORZEGNO, JANET M., Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., Drew University; Certificate, New York Studio School of Painting and 
Sculpture; M.F.A., Yale University. 

GOSPODARSKI, PAUL N., Assistant Director of Research and Faculty Development, School of Nursing, and Associate Professor of 
Nursing. B.S.N., D'Youville College; M.S.N., State University of New York, Buffalo; Ed.D., Aubum University. 

GRAHAM-KRESGE, SUSAN MARIE, histructor of Community Health. B.S., University of Southem Mississippi; M.P.H. University 
of North Carohna, Chapel Hill. 

GREEN, FREDERICK P., Assistant Professor of Recreation. B.S., M.S., Southem lUinois University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 

GREENE, KATHANNE WESTBROOK, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.S., Aubum University; M.P.P.A., Mississippi 
State University; Ph.D., University of Utah. 

GREGOIRE, MARY B., Associate Director and Research Scientist, Division of Applied Research, National Food Service 
Management Institute, and Research Associate Professor of Food Service Management. B.S., M.S., North Dakota State 
University; Ph.D., Kansas State University. 

GREINER, JOY MARILYN, Director of School of Library and Information Science and Associate Professor of Library and 
Information Science. B.A., M.L.S., University of Mississippi; Advanced M.L.S., Ph.D., Florida State University. 

GRIFFIN, ANSELM CLYDE m. Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science. B.S., Mississippi College; Ph.D., University of Texas, 
Austin. 

GROTE, NICHOLAS PHILIP, Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.S., Wofford College; M.A., D.S.W., University of Alabama. 

GUICE, JOHN DAVID WYNNE, Professor of History. B.A., Yale University; M.A., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of 
Colorado. 

GUPTON, SANDRA LEE, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.S., M.Ed., Valdosta State College; Ed.D., 
University of North Carohna, Greensboro. 

GURMAN, ERNEST BASIL, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of Southem Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana 
State University. 

GWIN, STANFORD PAYNE, Professor of Speech Communication. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., University 
of Florida. 

GWOZDZ, LAWRENCE STEPHEN, Associate Professor of Music. B.M.E., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.M., 
University of Nebraska; D.M.A., University of Iowa. 

HAGLER, CAROLYN LEWIS, Associate Professor of Technology Education. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; Ed.D., 
University of Houston. 

HAILEY, BARBARA JO, Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of Florida; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia. 

HALL, JAMES LARRY, Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Fihn. B.A., Louisiana College; M.A., Louisiana State 
University; Ph.D., Ohio University. 

HALL, MARGARET JEAN, Associate Professor of Medical Technology. A.B., University of North Carohna, Chapel Hill; M.S., 
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of North Carohna, Chapel Hill. 



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*HALLOCK. ZACHARIAH R., Adjunct Profcsst)r of Marine Science. Center for Marine Science. B.S., Polytechnic Institute of 
Brooklyn; M.S., Ph.D., Rosensliel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, UniverNity of Miami. 

♦HAMWl, ISKANDAR SALOUM, Professor of Finance. B.A., Damascus Univeniity; M.A.S.. Univeniity of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., 
University of Pennsylvania. 

HAQUE. S. M. M AZH ARUL. Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film. B. A.. M. A.. Uni verNity of Dacca; M. A., Ph.D., 
Ohio University. 

HARPER. GLENN TERRY, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of History. B.A., Furman University; M.A.. Ph.D., 
Duke Univeniity. 

HARRIS, JEANETTE GREGORY. Director of Composition and Professor of English. B. A., M.A., Ed.D.. East Texas State 
University. 

HARRISON, CECIL A., Associate Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., University of 
Mississippi. 

HARSH, JOHN RICHARD, Professor of Psychology. B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. 

HARTMAN, SHERRY. Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N.. Mississippi College; M.S.. University of Southern Mississippi; 
Dr.P.H.. Tulane University. 

HARTWIG. LYNN COOK. Director. Center for Community Health and Assistant Professor of Community Health. B.A., University 
of Southern Mississippi; M.A.. Dr.P.H.. University of North Carolina. 

HASPESLAGH. JEAN. Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N.. M.S.Ed., University of Akron; M.S.. University of Minnesota; 
D.N.S.. Louisiana State University Medical Center. 

H AUER. STANLEY R., Associate Dean. College of Liberal Arts and As.sociate Professor of English. B. A., M. A., Aubum University; 
Ph.D., University of Tennessee. 

*HAWKINS, WILLIAM E., Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences. Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. B.S., Mississippi State 
University; M.S.. Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

*HEARD, RICHARD W., Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., M.S., University of Georgia; Ph.D.. University of Southern 
Mississippi. 

HEIDEN. C. HOWARD. Associate Dean of the College of Science and Technology and Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S., 
United States Naval Academy; M.S., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. P.E. 

HEINHORST, SABINE. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Universitat Hamburg. West Germany; Ph.D., Clemson University. 

HENTHORNE, TONY LEONARD, Associate Profes.sor of Mariceting. B.A., Ouachita Baptist University; M.B.A., University of 
Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. 

HERZINGER. KIM ALLEN. Professor of English. B.A.. Oberiin CoUege; M.A., Ph.D.. University of Rochester. 

'HESTER, ROGER DAVID, Professor of Polymer Science. B.S.. Aubum University; M.S., Ph.D.. Georgia Institute of Technology. 

HILDMAN, LEE KEMERLY. Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., M.S., Florida State University; doctoral study. University of 
Florida. 

HILL. ROBERT BYRON. Associate Professor of Theatre. B. A., Catawba College; M.F.A., Southern Methodist University. 

*HILL. ROGER HARVEY. Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., Indiana University. 

HOFACRE, M ARTA JEAN. Associate Professor of Music. B.M.E., Bowling Green State University; M.M., University of Michigan; 
D.M.A.. University of Oklahoma. 

HOLADAY, M ARGOT. Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.F.A.. University of Oklahoma; M.A., University of Houston at Clear 
Lake City; Ph.D.. University of Houston. 

HOLDER, BONNIE LEE. Associate Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., Mississippi College; M.S., Ph.D., 
University of Souhtem Mississippi. 

HOLLANDSWORTH. JAMES GUY. JR.. Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology. B.A.. 
Davidson College; M.Ed.. Ph.D.. University of North Carolina. 

HOLLEY, DAVID MARLIN. Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion. B.A.. Baylor University; M.Div., Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The University of Texas, Austin. 

HOLLIMAN, WILLIAM BRUCE. Assistant Dean of College of Education and Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology. 
B.S., M.A., Memphis State University; Ph.D., East Texas State University. 

HONG, SHERMAN, Professor of Music. B.M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Mus.Ed., Northwestern University; Ed.D.. 
University of Southern Mississippi. 

HORNOR. WILLIAM EDWARD. Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Christian Brothers College; M.S.. Ph.D., Memphis State 
University. 

HOSMAN, LAWRENCE ANDREW. Professor of Speech Communication. B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City; M. A.. Ph.D.. 
University of Iowa 

HOUSTON, SHELTON L.. Assistant Director of School of Engineering Technology and Associate Professor of Engineering 
Technology. B.S.. M.S.. University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D.. University of Mississippi. 

HOWELL, FREDDIE GENE, Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., Texas A & M University; M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University. 

HOWELL, JOHN EMORY, Professor of Chemistry and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs. B.S.Ed., Marion College; M.N.S., 
Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa. 

HOYLE. CHARLES ENSLEY, Professor of Pblymer Science and Chemistry. B.A., Baylor University; M.S.. Ph.D.. Northwestem 
University. 



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HSIEH, CHANG-TSEH, Professor of Management Information Systems. B.A., National Taiwan University; M.B.A., University of 

Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Purdue University. 

HUBBLE, SUSAN MARIE, Coordinator for Undergraduate Services and Assistant Professor of Recreation. B.S., Illinois State 
University; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., University of Utah. 

HUGH, MARY HALLEY, Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Duquesne University; M.N., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of 
Mississippi. 

HUDSON, MABEL JANE, Chair of Department of Medical Technology and Associate Professor of Medical Technology. B.S., 
Mississippi University for Women; M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi. 

'HUDSON, TIM WILLIAMS, Dean, College of International and Continuing Education and Professor of Geography and Area 
Development. B.A., M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Claric University. 

HUFFMAN, G. DAVID, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B. Engr. Sc, 
Marshall University; M.Sc, Ph.D., Ohio State University. 

HUGHES, WILLIAM EUGENE, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.S., 
University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Alabama. 

'HUNT, DAVID MARSHALL, Professor of Management. B.A., University of Denver, B.F.T., Thunderbiid Graduate School of 
International Management; M.B.A., University of California- Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Houston. 

*HURLBURT, HARLEY E., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marine Science. B.S., Union CoUege; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State 

University. 

HURST, JANE DOBBINS, Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., D.S.N., University of 
Alabama at Birmingham. 

rVY, THOMAS TUCKER, Professor of Marketing. B.A., Hendrix College; M.Ed., University of Aricansas; Ph.D., Arizona State 

University. 

JACKSON, H. EDWIN, Associate Professor of Anthropology. B.A., American University; M.A., Tulane University; Hi.D., University 

of Michigan. 

JACKSON, SARA, Associate Professor of Special Education, Gulf Coast. B.A.E., University of Mississippi; M.Ed., Ed.D., University 

of New Orleans. 

*JEROME, RAOUL FRANK HOWARD, Associate Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., North Texas State University. 

JOHNSEY, GARY. Associate Professor of Engineering Technology. B. A., Auburn University; M.S., M.S., University of Southern 
Mississippi; M.S., University of Missouri. 

JONES, GARY EDWIN, Professor of Psychology. B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. 

JORDAN, CHARLES EDWARD, Associate Professor of Accounting. B.S., B.A., M.A., University of West Florida; D.B.A., 

Louisiana Tech University. C.P.A. 

KANEVSKY, ARKADY, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of DUnois. 

KARNES, FRANCES ANN, Professor of Special Education. B.S., Quincy CoUege (Dlinois); Ed.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois. 

KAUL, ARTHUR JESSE, Chair of the Department of Journalism and Associate Professor of Journalism. B.A., Central Methodist 
College; M.A., Western Kentucky University; M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. 

KAZELSKIS, RICHARD, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.S., Ed.D., University of Georgia. 

KEASLER, HUBERT L., Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S., M.P.A., D.B.A., Mississippi State University. 

KERSH, MILDRED E., Chair of Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., Loyola 
University, New Orleans; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

KHANNA, RAJTVE KUMAR, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Delhi; M.Sc, Indian Institute of Technology, 
Delhi; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. 

KING, ROBERT WILLIAM, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., Ph.D., 
Florida State University. 

KLINEDESfST, MARK A., Associate Professor of Economics and International Business. B.A., Clark University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell 
University. 

KNIGHT, HAROLD VICTOR, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research, and Director of Research Training. B.S., 
Livingston State College; M.S.Ed., Northwestern State CoUege of Louisiana; Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi. 

KOEPPEL, JOHN CARRINGTON, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., M.A., Memphis State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma 
State University. 

KOLBAL, JOSEPH G., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Gulf Coast. B.S., Camegia-Mellow University; M.S., Imperial College 
of Science and Technology; Ph.D., Oxford University. 

KOLIN, PHILIP CHARLES, Professor of English. B.S., Chicago State University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Northwestern 

University. 

KRELL, MITCHELL, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., 

University of Florida. 

KRYSTEK, DENNIS J., Assistant Professor of Political Science, Gulf Coast. B.A., California State University; M.A., Ph.D., 
University of New Orleans; J.D., Loyola University Law School. 

KURTZ, ESTELLE IRENE, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., M.S., University of Colorado; M.S., University of Texas; Ph.D., 

University of Texas, Austin. 

*LANMON, MARVIN LEE, JR., Associate Professor of Technology Education. B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., East Texas State University. 



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LARKIN, GEORGE RICHARD. Assistant Professor of Geography and Area Development and Director of Community and Regional 
Planning. B.A., Concord College; M.U.R.Pl., doctoral study, Virginia Polyta-hnic Institute and State University. 

LARSEN. JAMES BOUTON, Professor of Biological Sciences. B.A.. Kalamazoo College. M.S.. Ph.D., University of Miami. 

LARSON, JAMES WILLIAM. JR.. Graduate Coordinator and Profe.s.sor of Human Performance. B.S.. M.S., Ed.D., University of 
Southern Mississippi. 

LAUGHLIN-PORTER, JEANNINE , Associate Professor of Library and Information Science. B.S., M.S., Ed.S., University of 
Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Indiana University. 

*LAWLER. ADRIAN. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marine Science. A.B.. University of Rochester; M.A.. Ph.D.. College of 
William and Mary. Virginia Institute of Marine Sciecne. 

LAVERMAN. CLEMENTINE U.M., Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.S.W., Sociale Academic Am.sterdam, The Netherlands; 
M.S.S.W., Ph.D.. University of Pittsburgh. 

-LEA, JAMES FRANKLIN, Professor of Political Science. B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State 
University. 

LEACH, MARK MICHAEL, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma 

'LEBSACK, SHARON ELAINE, Associate Professor of Music. B.A., B.M., M.M. University of Northem Colorado. 

LEE, JOON C, Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.S., Seoul National University; Ph.D., University of Florida. 

LeFLORE, LARRY, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., William Carey College; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; 
Ph.D., Florida State University. 

LEONARD, REX LEE, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.S.. United States Naval Academy; M.S.. Texas A & I 
University; Ph.D.. University of Northem Colorado. 

LEVENTHAL, LOIS ANN, Professor of Music. B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music; 
D.M.A., University of Indiana. 

LEWIS, STANLEY X., JR., Director of Management Information Systems and Professor of Management Information Systems. 
B.S.B.A., M.B.A., Louisiana Tech University; D.B.A.. Mississippi State University. C.P.A., C.F.E.. C.C.E.A. 

LEYBOURNE. ALAN. Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S., University of Florida; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., 
University of Florida. 

LINDLEY, JAMES T., Professor of Finance. B.A., University of North Carohna, Asheville; Ph.D., University of Georgia. 

LIPSCOMB, JOHN W., JR., Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S.E.E., B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., 
University of Mississippi. P.E. 

*Lli TLE, BRENDA J., Adjunct Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., Tulane 
University. 

LOCHHEAD, ROBERT Y., Chair of Department of Polymer Science and Associate Professor of Polymer Science. B.Sc, Ph.D., 
Strathclyde University. 

LOHRENZ, STEVEN ERIC, Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

*LOTZ, JEFFERY M., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marine Science. B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., Ph.D.. Louisiana State 
University. 

*LOVE. DALE KELLY, Associate Professor of Music Education. B.M., M.M., University of Mississippi. 

*LUCAS, WILLIAM H., Associate Professor of Accounting, Gulf Coast. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama. 

LUCE, ERIC F., Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Gulf Coast. B.A., M.A.T., Colgate University; Ph.D., New York 
University. 

LUCE, HAROLD, Dean of the College of The Arts and Professor of Music. B.M.. Butler University; M.M., Ph.D.. Florida State 
University. 

LUCKTENBERG, JERRIECADEK, Professor of Music. B.M., Curtis Institute of Music; M.M., University of Illinois; Artists 
Diploma, Staatsakademie fu r Musik, Vienna, Austria; D.M. A., University of South Carolina. 

LUNDY, KAREN SAUCIER, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Southem Mississippi; M.S., M.A., Ph.D., 
University of Colorado. 

LUX, MARY FRANCES, Assistant Professor of Medical Technology. Ph.D., B.A., B.S., M.S., University of Mississippi. 

♦LYCZKOWSKI-SCHULTZ, JOANNE, Adjunct Professor of Marine Science. B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo; M.A., 
College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Ph.D., University of Maine. 

LYDDON, WILLIAM J., Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology. B.A., University of Southem Mississippi; M.S., Califomia 
State University, Fresno; Ph.D.. University of California, Santa Barbara. 

*LYTLE. JULIA S., Adjunct Professor of Marine Science. B.S.. Asbury College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. 

*LYTLE, THOMAS F., Adjunct Professor of Marine Science. A.B., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Texas, 
Austin. 

*McBEE, JAMES T.. Adjunct Associate Professor of Marine Science. B.S., Texas A & M University; M.S., Humboldt State 
University; Ph.D., Texas A & M University. 

McCAIN, DOUGLAS CLAYTON, Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. 

McCARTY. KENNETH GRAHAM, JR.., Associate Professor of History. B.S., M.A., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., 
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McCORMCK, CHARLES LEWIS III, Professor of Polymer Science and Chemistry. B.S., Millsaps College; Ph.D., University of 
Florida. 

McCRAW, HARRY WELLS, Associate Professor of English. B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Tulane 

University. 

McGREW, WYNEMA, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Tennessee; M.N., University of Washington; Ed.D., 
Mississippi State University. 

McILWAIN, THOMAS DAVID, Director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, and Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences, Gulf 
Coast Research Laboratory. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi. 

McKEE, JESSE OSCAR, Chair of Department of Geograpy and Area Development and Professor of Geography. B.S., Clarion 
University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University. 

McMILLEN, NEIL RAYMOND, Professor of History. B.A., M.A. University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. 

McMURTREY, KENNETH DEE, Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Central Missouri State College, Ph.D., Colorado State 
University. 

MADARIS, MICHAEL BENTON, Assistant Professor of Finance and General Business. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama. 

MAGRUDER, JAMES SCOTT, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems. B.S.B.A., M.S., University of Southern 
Mississippi; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. 

MALONE, PATRICIA ANN, Associate Professor of Music. B.M., Baylor University; M.M., University of Cincinnati; D.M., Florida 
State University. 

MANEVAL, MARK W., Associate Professor of Coaching and Sports Administration. B.S., M.A., Angelo State University; Ph.D., 
Texas A & M University. 

'MANLY, THERON W., Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Research, Gulf Coast. B.S., Howard College; M.A. 
Ed.D., University of Alabama. 

MARCHMAN, DAVID A., Associate Professor of Engineering Technology. B.B.C., M.B.C., University of Florida. 

MARQUARDT, RONALD GENE, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Professor of Political Science. B.S., M.S., Kansas 
State College; Ph.D., University of Missouri. J.D., Mississippi College School of Law. 

MARTIN, FRANCES, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., Wheaton College; M.S., University of Rochester; Ph.D., Florida State 
University. 

*MARX, CHARLES A., Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Gulf Coast. J.D., Jackson School of Law; M.Ed., Mississippi 
College; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. 

MAS2TAL, NANCY BROWNING, Chair of the Division of Education and Psychology and Associate Professor of Curriculum and 
Instruction, Gulf Coast. B.A., Florida State University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Miami. 

MATHIAS, LON JAY, Professor of Polymer Science. B.S., University of Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan. 

MATHIS, GEORGE L., Associate Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; doctoral 
study, University of Mississippi. 

*MATTSON, GERALD A., Associate Professor of Forensic Science. B.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Auburn University. 

MAURTTZ, KENNETH A., Professor and Polymer Physicist. B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; Ph.D., Case Westem 
Reserve University. 

MAYS, WILLIAM MICHAEL, Assistant Professor of English. B. A., University of Puget Sound; M. A., Ph.D., University of 
Washington. 

MEAD, LAWRENCE R, Associate Professor of Physics. B.S., Lawrence Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Washington 
University. 

MEADE, JAMES WALTER, JR., Professor of Art. B.S., M.A., East Tennessee State University; M.F.A., University of Georgia. 

MERRIFIELD, VERNON EUGENE, Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A., M.A. University of Alabama. 

MEYER, JOHN CARL, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication. B.A., Phillips University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas. 

-MEYLAN, MAURICE ANDRE, Professor of Geology. B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo; M.S., Florida State University; 
Ph.D., University of Hawaii. 

MIDDLEBROOKS, BOBBY LYNN, Chair of Department of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences. B.A., Rice 
University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas. 

*MIGNOR, DEOLINDA, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Salve Regina College; M.N., Louisiana State University. 

MILKENT, MARLENE MARIE, Professor of Science Education. B.S., California State College; Ph.D. University of Texas. 

*MILLER, APRIL DENISE, Assistant Professor of Special Education, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University. 

MILLER, JAMES E., Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., University of Southwestem Louisiana; M.S., Auburn 
University; Ph.D., University of Southwestem Louisiana. 

MILLER, MARK MICHAEL, Associate Professor of Geography and Area Development. B.S. University of Maryland; M.I.M., 
Thunderbird; Ph.D., University of Arizona. 

*MILLER, RICHARD L., Adjunct Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S., Duke University; M.S., Louisiana 
State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University. 

*MINN, JAMES, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. 

♦MONTGOMERY, WILLIAM A., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Millsaps CoUege; M.A., Ph.D., University of 
Southern Mississippi. 



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MOORE. BOBBY DEAN, Director of the Summer Program in Graduate Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., 
Lamar State College of Technology; M.Ed., Ed.D., North Texas State University. 

MOORE. FRANK R.. Professor of Biological Sciences. B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.S., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., 
Clemson University. 

MOORE, ROBERT B. III. Assistant Professor of Polymer Science. B.S. Angelo State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. 

MORELAND, WILBUR LAFE, Associate Professor of Music. B.A., M. A., University of Northern Colorado. 

MORGAN, JERRI LAUBE, Professor of Family Therapy. B.S.N.. University of Tennessee; M.S.. University of Colorado; Ph.D.. 
Texas Woman's University. 

MORRIS, GIBSON. JR.. Assistant Profes.sor of Engineering Technology, Gulf Coast. B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.E., 
Ph.D.. University of South Carolina. 

MOSER. STEVEN R.. Assistant Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Pride of Mississippi Marching Band. 
B.M.. University of Mississippi; M.M.E.. Texas Christian University. 

MOTTLEY, REED RICKMAN, Professor of Curriculum and Inslniction. B.A.. Catawba College; M.Ed.. Ed.D., Univereity of 
Georgia. 

*MUELLER. CHERYL E., Instnictor of Family Life Studies and Director USM Center for Child Development. B.S., Southern Illinois 
University; M.S., Eastern Michigan University. 

MULLIGAN, LARRY DUANE, Associate Profes.sor of Theatre and Dance. B.A., University of Northem Iowa; M.A., University of 
Colorado. 

MULLIN, KEITH D., B.A., Indiana University; M.S., Northwestern State University of Louisiana; Ph.D.. Mississippi State University. 

MYERS. JOHN DAVID, Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S.. M.S., Oklahoma State University. 

♦NAGHSHPOUR. SHAHDAD, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Gulf Coast. B.S., Tehran University; M.A., 
Westem Michigan University; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University. 

NAGURNEY. FRANK KLEIN, Chair of Department of Computer Science and Statistics and Professor of Computer Science and 
Statistics. B.A., Rider College; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. 

NIROOMAND, FARHANG, Associate Professor of Economics and International Business. B.A., National University of Iran; M. A., 
Ph.D.. Michigan Slate University. 

NISSAN. EDWARD. Professor of Economics and International Business. B.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D.. Texas A&M University. 

NOBLIN. CHARLES DONALD, Professor of Psychology. B.A., Mississippi College; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; 
Ph.D.. Louisiana State University. 

-NORRIS, DONALD EARL. JR.. Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., Indiana State University; M.S., Ph.D., Tulane University. 

ODOM, WILLL\M McBRIDE. Associate Professor of Foreign Languages. B.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Tulane 
University. 

OLMI. D. JOE, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., M.Ed., Mississippi State University; Ed.S., University of Southwestern 
Louisiana; Ph.D.. Mississippi State University. 

OSHRIN. STEPHEN EDWARD. Chair of Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Professor of Speech and Hearing 
Sciences. B.A., PlatLsburgh State University; M.A.. Ph.D.. Ohio University. 

*OTVOS, ERVIN G.. Adjunct Professor of Geology, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Diploma, University of Science (Budapest); 
M.S., Yale University; Ph.D.. University of Massachusetts. 

OUZTS, KATHLEEN. Coordinator of Nursing, Gulf Park and Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Barry University; M.S.N., 
Georgia State University; M.Ed.. Inter-America University; Ph.D., Georgia State University. 

OVERSTREET, ROBIN M., Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences. Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. B.S. University of Oregon; 
M.S.. Ph.D. University of Miami. 

OWENS. EMMA NAN, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Ed., Ed.D., 
East Texas State University. 

OZERDEN, HALIL, Associate Professor of Psychology, Gulf Coast. B.A., Huntingdon CoUege; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southem 
Mississippi. 

PALMER, JAMES JESSE, Associate Professor of Cuniculum and Listniction. B.A., M.A., Delta State University; Ed.D., Auburn 
University. 

PANDEY. RAS BIHARI. Associate Professor of Physics. B.S.. M.S.. University of Allahabad, India; Ph.D.. University of Roorkee. 
India. 

PARKER, JOSEPH BALFOUR, Professor of Political Science. B.A., M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Tulane University. 

PATRICK, DAVID MAXWELL, Professor of Geology. B.S.C.E., Puixiue University; A.M.. University of Missouri; Ph.D.. University 
of Oklahoma P.E. 

PAUL, JOSEPH SCOTT, Vice President for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., M.S., University of Southem 
Mississippi; Ph.D.. The University of Alabama 

♦PENNINGTON. CARLOS H.. Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterway Experiment 
Station. B S., M.S., Southeastem Louisiana University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. 

PERKINS, ARLENE LOUISE, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and StatisUcs. B.S., M.S.. Ph.D.. University of California 
Davis. 

*PERKINS. HENRY T.. Adjunct Professor of Marine Science. Center for Marine Science. B.S.. Mas,sachusetts Institute of 

Technology; M.S., New York University; Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 



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*PERRY, HARRIET M., Adjunct Instructor of Marine Science. B.S., Florida State University; M.S., University of Southern 
Mississippi. 

PESSONEY, GEORGE FRANCIS IH, Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., M.A., Sam Houston State College; Ph.D., University of 
Texas. 

PHILLIPS, DENNIS R., Assistant Professor of Coaching and Sport Administration. B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A.T., 
Whitworth College; D.P.E., Springfield CoUege. 

PIAZZA, BARRY LYNN, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Nicholls State University; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University. 

PIERCE, WILLIE LEE, JR., Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Research and Coordinator of Adult Education. B.S.E., 
M.Ed., Delta State University; Ed.D., North Carolina State University. 

PIPER, WILLIAM S., Assistant Professor of Marketing, Gulf Coast. B.S., M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University; D.B.A. Mississippi 
State University. 

POJMAN, JOHN ANTHONY, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Texas. 

POLK, NOEL EARL, Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Mississippi College; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. 

*POOLE, W. HARVEY m, Instructor of Human Performance. B.S., University of Southem Mississippi; M.S., William Carey 
College. 

PORTER, ROGER S., Professor of Polymer Science. B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Washington. 

POSEY, RODERICK BURL, Professor of Accounting. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., Oklahoma State 
University. C.P.A. 

*POSS, STUART G., Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences. A.B., University of California at Los Angeles; M.A., San Francisco 
State University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. 

POWELL, WILLIAM W., Assistant Professor of TESOL and French. B.A., University of Texas, Austin; M.A., Ohio University; 
Ph.D., Horida State University. 

PRENDERGAST, THOMAS AUGUSTINE, Assistant Professor of EngUsh and Honors. B.A., Marquette University; M. A., Ph.D., 
University of Virginia. 

PRICE, CATHERINE H., Associate Professor of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. B.A., Mississippi University for 
Women; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute. 

PREUR, JANET SUMNER, Associate Professor of Dance. B.F.A., JuiUiard School of Music; M.F.A., University of Michigan. 

PTAK, HELEN FRANCES, Director, Hattiesburg Senior Services Program and Professor of Community Health and Nursing. B.S., 
M.A., Columbia University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University. 

PURVIS, JOHNNY RAY, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.A., M.A., Northwestem State College; Ed.D., 
Northeast Louisiana University. 

PUTTHOFF, RONALD ANDREW, Instructor of Mathematics. B.A., St. Louis University; M.S., Kansas University. 

PYE, WALLACE CLARK, Chair of Department of Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.S., Louisiana State 
University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. 

QUARNSTROM, ISAAC BLAINE,, Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of Allied Arts. B.S., M.A., Brigham Young University; 
Ph.D., Ohio State University. 

RABIAN, BRIAN, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B. A., University of Delaware; Ph.D., The George Washington University. 

RACHAL, JOHN RALPH, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research, A.B., East Carolina University; M.A., Ed.D., North 
Carohna State. 

^RAGSDALE, DANA OUGH, Professor of Music. B.M., University of Denver; M.M., University of Hartford; D.M.A., Cincinnati 
Conservatory of Music. 

RANDOLPH, DANIEL LEE, Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of West Virginia; M.Ed., Marquette University; Ph.D., 
Florida State University. 

RANGE, LILLIAN ME.LER, Professor of Psychology. B.S., East Tennessee State University; M.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University. 

RAYBORN, GRAYSON HANKS, Director of the School of Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.S., 
Rensselaer; Ph.D., University of Florida. 

REDALJE, DONALD G., Acting Director, Center for Marine Science and Associate Professor of Marine Science. B.A., University of 
California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of Hawaii. 

REDFERN, MYLAN B., Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Augusta College; M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., Louisiana 
State University. 

REEVES-KAZELSKIS, CAROLYN KELLER, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., East Texas State University; M.Ed., 
Ed.D., Mississippi State University. 

REIDENB ACH, R. ERIC, Director of the Center for Business Development and Research and Professor of Marketing. B.A., DePauw 
University; M.B.A., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., Michigan State University. 

RHODES, ROBERT CLYDE, Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., University of 
Colorado; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. 

RICE, SAMUEL PATTON, Assistant Professor of Music. M.M., doctoral study, Florida State University. 

RICHARDS, JANET, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Gulf Coast. B.S., New Jersey State College; M.Ed., Tulane 
University; Ph.D., University of New Orleans. 

RICHARDSON, THOMAS JOSEPH, Coordinator of Seniors Honors, Honors College, and Professor of English. B.A., University of 
Southem Mississippi; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. 



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RICHMOND, MARK GLENN, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., M.S.. University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., 
Indiana University. 

RIMES, BRADY RAY, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., M.S. University of Southem Mi.ssissippi; Ph.D., 
Louisiana State University. 

♦ROBERTS, BRUCE DONALD, A.ssistant Professor of Anthropology. B.S., Towson State University; M. A., University of Denver; 
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. 

ROBIN, DONALD PIER, Profes.sor of Marketing. B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A., Louisiana State University. 

RODRIGUEZ-BUCKINGHAM, ANTONIO M., Professor of Library and Information Science. B.A., M.L.S., University of 
Wa.shinglon; M.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. 

ROGERS, HILDA LYNELL BRISTER, Assistant Professor of Family Life Studies. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; 
graduate study. Eastern Kentucky State College. 

ROSS. STEPHEN T., Profes.sor of Biological Sciences. B.A., University of Califomia, Los Angeles; M.A., California State University, 
Fullerton; Ph.D., University of South Florida. 

ROSSO, SAMUEL WILFORD,, As,sociate Professor of Biological Sciences. B.A., University of Southem Mississippi; M.S., 
Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis. 

■ROWLAND, VIRGINIA T., Associate Professor of Family Economics and Management. B.S., M.S., University of Arkansas; Ph.D., 
Oklahoma State University. 

*ROWLEY LUCILLE MARIE, Instructor of Social Work. B. A., University of New Orleans; M.S. W., Tulane University. 

RUEGGER, FORREST DURWOOD, Associate Professor of Finance and General Business, B.B.A., West Texas State University; 
J.D., University of Mississippi. 

RUSSELL, GAIL SHERRER, Associate Professor of Geology. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Florida Slate University. 

■RYAN, MAUREEN ANN, Dean of the Honors College and Associate Professor of English. B.A., Pennsylvania State University; 
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University. 

*SACKLEY, WILLIAM H., Assistant Profes,sor of Finance and General Business. B.A., Central University of Iowa; M.B.A., Drake 
University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska. Lincoln. 

SADKOVICH. JAMES J., Associate Professor of History. B. A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

SALDA, MICHAEL N., Assistant Professor of English. A.B., A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

*SANCHEZ-ALONZO, RAFAEL, Assistant Professor of Spani-sh. B.A., (equivalent), Jaen University, Spain; M.A., Catholic 
University of America; Ph.D, Tulane University. 

SANCHEZ, RICHARD XAVIER, Associate Professor of Music. B.A., Tulane University; M.M., Ph.D., Louisiana State University. 

SANIGA, RICHARD DENNIS, Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. B.S., Indiana University; M.S., University of Oklahoma; 
Ph.D., Southem Illinois University. 

SANTANGELO, GEORGE MICHAEL, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Yale 
University. 

SAUL, JANE D., Instructor of Family and Consumer Studies. B.S., M.A., University of Mississippi. 

*SAUNDERS, KIM DAVID, Adjunct Professor of Marine Science. Center for Marine Science. B.S., Rose Polytechnic Institute; 
Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

SAWYER, W. CHARLES, Associate Professor of Economics and International Business. B.A., M.A., St. Mary's University; Ph.D., 
University of Arkansas. 

SAXON, WILLIAM WALKER, JR., Professor of Social Work. B.A., Mississippi State University; M.S.W., University of Tennessee; 
Ed.D., University of Alabama. 

SCARBOROUGH, WILLIAM KAUFFMAN, Professor of History. A.B.. University of North Carolina; M.A., Cornell University; 
Ph.D., University of North Carolina. 

SCHAUB, MARY TURPEN, Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming. 

SCHEETZ, RAYMOND WAYNE, Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science; M.S., 
Ph.D., University of Delaware. 

SCHNUR, JAMES 0., Dean of the College of Education and Psychology and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., M.S., 
State University College, Fredonia, New York; Ed. D., State University of New York. Buffalo. 

SCHOELL, WILLIAM FREDERICK III, Professor of Marketing. B.S., Louisiana State University, New Orieans; M.B.A.. Ph.D., 
University of Arkansas. 

SCIOLINO, MARTINA, Associate Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo. 

SCOTT, M. JANINE, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S., A & I University; M.A., Sam Houston State University; 
Ph.D., Texas A&M University. 

SERVEDIO, FRANK J., Assistant Professor of Human Perf"ormance. B.A., M.S., Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New 
York; Ph.D., Ohio State University. 

SEYFARTH, BENJAMIN RAYMOND, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. B.S., Delta State University; M.S., 
University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D, University of Florida. 

SHAFER, BILL WAYNfE, Director of Student Coun.seling and Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., M.Ed.. Ph.D., East Texas 
State University. 

■SHARKEY, PAUL WILLIAM, A.ssociate Professor of Philosophy and Religion. B.A., Califomia State University; Ph.D., University 
of Notre Dame. 



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*SHARP, BETTY SUE HUMPHRIES, Associate Professor of Home Economics. B. A., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi. 

SHATTUCK, SANDRA D., Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Joiinston College; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. 

SHEARER, GLENMORE, JR., Assistant Professor of Microbiology. B.S., Murray State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of 
Oklahoma. 

SHERES, DAVID, Associate Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 
M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

SHILLER, ALAN MARK, Associate Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S., California Institute of 
Technology; Ph.D., University of California, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. 

*SHOEMAKE, BARBARA RENE, Assistant Professor of Journalism. B.S., M.S., University of Southem Mississippi. 

SIDERS, JAMES A., Chair of Department of Special Education and Professor of Special Education. B.S., M.Ed., Bov^'ling Green State 
University; Ed.D., University of Florida. 

SILTANEN, SUSAN ANN, Associate Professor of Speech Communication. B.A., M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., Ohio 
State University. 

SIMMONS, WARLAND EUGENE, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, Gulf Coast. B.A., Louisiana State 
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Southwestern Louisiana. 

SIMS, JAMES HYLBERT, Distinguished University Professor of English and Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs. B.A., 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. 

SINGLETON, DOROTHY, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Gulf Coast. B.A., San Jose State University; M.A., 
Santa Clara University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco. 

SIRMON, WILLIAM ARNOLD, Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration and Professor of Finance. B.S., M.S., 
University of Southem Mississippi; D.B.A., Mississippi State University. 

SISEMORE, DAVE) ALLEN, Professor of Psychology. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas. 

*SISON, GUSTAVE F. P, JR., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., M.S., University of New Orleans; Ph.D., University 
of Southem Mississippi. 

SKATES, JOHN RAY, JR., Professor of History. B.B.A., University of Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., Mississippi State University. 

SLICK, SAM L., Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Professor of Spanish. B. A., M. A., Illinois State 
University; Ph.D., University of Iowa. 

SMITH, BRL\N T., Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., M.A., Western Washington University; Ph.D., Cornell University. 

SMITH, BROOKS EUGENE, Chair of the Division of Business Administration and Professor of Management, Gulf Coast. B.S., 
M.B.A., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Alabama. 

SMITH, ERSKINE R., Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition and Associate Director, School Food Service Research Institute. 
B.S., Middle Teneessee State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

SMITH, JAMES PATTERSON, Assistant Professor of History, Gulf Coast. B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt 
University. 

SMTTH, LARRY DEARMAN, Associate Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., University of Mississippi; D.M.A., Southwestern Baptist 
Theological Seminary. 

*SMITH, LAWSON M., Adjunct Professor of Geology, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. B.S., Mississippi State 
University; M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Illinois. 

SMITH, MABLE H., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Florida State University; M.S., Emory University; Ph.D., J.D., Florida 
State University. 

*SMITH, MARGARET DONALDSON, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College; 
M. A., Ed.D., West Virginia University; J.D., West Virginia University College of Law. 

*SMrrH, MICHAEL CLAY, Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., West Virginia Institute of Technology; J.D., Jackson School of Law; 
M.A., University of Detroit; Ed.D., West Virginia University. 

*SMITH, PETER M., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marine Science. B.S., Camegie-Mellon University; M.A., University of 
California; Ph.D., Nova University. 

SMITH, RONALD T., Assistant Professor of Human Performance. B.S., Briar Cliff CoUege; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., 
University of Wisconsin. 

SMITH, TOMMY VAN, Director of the Advertising Program and Assistant Professor of Journalism. B.S., University of Georgia; 
M.S., Ph.D., University of Southem Mississippi. 

SNEED, JEANNE, Director of School Food Service Research Institute and Research Associate Professor of Food Service 
Management, B.S., M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University. 

*SOLANGI, MOB ASHIR A., Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., M.S., University of Punjab; Ph.D., University of 
Southem Mississippi. 

SOUTHERLAND, ARTHUR RAY, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.M.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D., East Texas State 
University. 

STAMPER, ANITA MILLER, Director of School of Home Economics and Associate Professor of Fashion Merchandising and 
Apparel Studies. B.A., Morehead State University; M.S., University of Southem Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 
Knoxville. 

STAMPER, DONALD REXFORD, Associate Professor of English. B.A. Morehead State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of 
Arkansas. 



Graduate Faculty / 267 

STANBERRY. JAMES PHILLIP. Associate Professor of Family Studies and Director of Clinical Training. B.A., Oklahoma Baptist 
University; M.R.E., Midwestem Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

STARK. REBEKAH S.. Assistant Professor of Music. B.M.. Indiana University; M.M.. Michigan State University. 

*STEEN, JOHN P., Adjunct Associate Professor of Marine Science. B.S., Mars Hill College; M.A., Appalachian State University; 
Ph.D.. The University of Mississippi. 

STEIN. THOMAS G.. Assistant Professor of Music. B.M.. M.M.. University of Michigan. 

STOREY, ROBSON FREELAND. Professor of Polymer Science. B.S.. University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D.. University of 
Akron. 

♦STREMEL. KATHLEEN, Senior Researcher, Department of Special Education. B.S.. M.A., Kansas State University. 

STRINGER. GARY ALLEN. Professor of English. B.A.. M.A.. Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. 

STRINGER, MARY ANN, A.s.sociate Professor of Music. B.A., Oklahoma University; M.M.. University of Southern Mississippi; 
D.M.A.. University of Oklahoma. 

'♦STROUT. LAWRENCE N.. Assistant Professor of Radio. TV and Film. B.A. University of Massachusetts; M.A., Ohio State 

University. 

STUART. JEFFREY L.. Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Madison. 

SULLIVAN. WARREN CLAYTON. Professor of Philosophy and Religion, B.A.. Mississippi College; M.A., Temple University; 
B.D., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

'SUN, YOULI, Associate Professor of History. B.A., Peking Languages College; B.A., Colby College; M.A., Ph.D.. University of 
Chicago. 

SUNDEEN. DANIEL ALVIN. Chair of Department of Geology and Professor of Geology. B.A., University of New Hampshire; 
A.M., Ph.D.. Indiana University. 

SWAGER, RONALD JOHN, Associate Professor of Geography and Area Development. A.B.. A.M.. Ph.D., University of Illinois. 

TARDY, CHARLES HOLMAN, Professor of Speech Communication. B.A., Mississippi State University; M.A., University of Iowa; 
Ph.D., University of Iowa. 

*TAYLOR. WALTON R. L., Associate Professor of Finance, Gulf Coast. B.S., California State University; Ph.D., Penn State. 

TAYLOR, WILLIAM BANKS ni, Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University 
of London; Advanced legal study, British Academy of Forensic Sciences. 

TERRIO, LEELEN M., Associate Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Supervisor of Audiology Clinic. B.A., Nicholls State 
University; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Florida State University. 

THAMES, DANA G., Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. B.S.. M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., 
Louisiana State University. 

THAMES, SHELBY FRELAND, Distinguished University Research Professor of Polymer Science and Southern Society for Coatings 
Technology Distinguished Professor. B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. 

THEUS, KATHRYN T., Assistant Pix)fessor of Journalism. B.A., Louisiana State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland. 

THOMPSON, WALTER R., Director of Laboratory of Applied Physiology and Professor of Human Performance. B.S., M. A., Wake 
Forest University; Ph.D.. Ohio State University. 

THRASH. JOE BARHAM. JR.. Chair of the Division of Aits and Sciences and Associate Professor of Mathematics. Gulf Coast. B.S., 
M.S., Lamar State College; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. 

IINGSTROM, DANIEL H.. Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of New Orleans; M.S., Mississippi State University; 
Ph.D., Tulane University. 

*TOMLINSON, ANN WATTS, Director of Bureau of Institutional Research and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and 
Research. B.S., M.Ed.. Ed.D., University of Southem Mississippi. 

TOPPING, SHARON, Assistant Professor of Management and Community Health. B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 
University; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham. 

TORNOW. JOANNE S.. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Yale University. 

TORRES, PAUL DELMAS, Professor of Accounting. B.S.C., Spring Hill College; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama. C.P.A. 

TRAYLOR, JOAN, Associate Professor of Interior Design. B.S., M.S., Western Kentucky University. 

TRIPPET. SUSAN ELAINE. Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.A.. M.S.N., Indiana University; D.S.N., University of Alabama, 
Birmingham. 

'TULEY. ROBERT JOSEPH, Professor of Music and Cooixlinator of Music Education. B.M.Ed., M.A.Ed., Murray State University; 
Ed.D.. University of Illinois. 

TURNER. ROBERT W.. Instructor of Sociology. B.A.. M.A.. University of Mississippi; doctoral study, Rorida State University. 

VAJPAYEE. S. KANT. Professor of Engineering Technology. B.S.. Patna University; M.M.E., Jadavpur University; Ph.D.. University 
of Birmingham. 

van ALLER. ROBERT THOMAS. Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Chemistry. B.S.. M.S.. Ph.D.. University of 



VAN HOUTEN. HAROLD D. III. Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A., Alfred University; M.F.A.. Pennsylvania State University. 

VEST, JUSANNE MELTZER, A.ssistant Professor of Management. B.S., College of New Rochelle; M.B.A., lona College; Ph.D., 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. 

VEST, MICHAEL JEFFREY, Assistant Professor of Management. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State 
University. 



268 / Graduate Faculty 

VILLA VICENCIO-HAIRSTON, ROSALINA, Associate Professor of Science Education. B.S., University of the PhiUppines; Ph.D., 
The University of Texas, Austin. 

VILLEPONTEAUX, MARY, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., College of Charleston; M.A., University of Sussex; Ph.D., 
Louisiana State University. 

WAGNER, WILLIAM G., Professor of Psychology. B.S., hdiana University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., University of Vermont; Ph.D., 
University of Florida. 

WALDEN, ROBERT JEROME, Chair of Department of Art and Professor of Art. B.F.A., Auburn University; M.F.A., University of 
Georgia. 

WALDORF, STANLEY, Professor of Music. B.S., M.S., Julliard School of Music; Ed.D., Columbia University. 

WALES, ROBERT WARE, Professor of Geography and Area Development. B.S., M.S., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University 
of Kansas. 

WALKER, DAVE) W., Assistant Professor of Special Education. B.S., Ohio State University; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ed.D., 
Ball State University. 

*WALKER, SHARON, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marine Science. B.S., Millsaps College; M.S., Louisiana State University; 
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi. 

*WALKER, WILLIAM, Adjunct Professor of Marine Science. B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University; M.S., Ph.D., Mississippi State 
University. 

WALLACE, ANNE DENICE, Associate Professor of EngUsh. B.A., M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. 

WALLS, GARY L, Professor of Mathematics. B.A., University of Kansas; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah. 

WALTMAN, JEROLD LLOYD, Professor of Political Science. B.A., Louisiana Tech University; M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., 
Indiana University. 

WANG, SHL\0 YU, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., William Carey College; M.S., University of Southern 
Mississippi; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. 

WARD, HARRY CALVEN, JR., Professor of Art. B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., East Tennessee State University. 

WASHINGTON, EARLE M., Acting Director of School of Social Work and Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A., Tougaloo 
College; M.S.W., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

WATSON, KENNETH V., Associate Professor of English. A.B., Kenyon College; M.A., University of Vemont; Ph.D., Duke 
University. 

*WATSON, WILLIAM L., Assistant Professor of EngUsh, Gulf Coast. B.A., Western Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana 
State University. 

WEBSTER, DENNIS BRUCE, Director, Division of Broadcasting and Radio/Television Services, and Assistant Professor of Radio, 
Television, and Fihn. B.A., M.A., doctoral study, University of Michigan. 

WEBSTER, PORTER GRIGSBY, Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Georgetown College; M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University. 

WEINERT, WILLL\M, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. B.A., OberUn College; B.M. in Music 

Education, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; M.M., D.M.A., University of Wisconsin, 
Madison. 

^WEKSELBERG, VICTOR, Assistant Professor of Psychology. M. A., Wroclaw University; Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology. 

WERTZ, DAVE) LEE, Chair of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Arkansas State 
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arkansas. 

WESLEY, ANDREA LOTT, Professor of Psychology. B.A., M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Rorida State University. 

WHEAT, EDWARD McKINLEY, Professor of Political Science. B.A., M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of CaUfomia, 
Santa Barbara. 

WHEELER, DAVID MARK, Chair of Department of English and Associate Professor of EngUsh. A.B., University of Illinois; M.A., 
University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Virginia. 

WHEELER, MARJORIE SPRUILL, Associate Professor of History and Director of the University Forum. B.A., University of North 
CaroUna, Chapel HiU; M.A.T., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. 

WHITE, GEORGE L., JR., Professor of Community Health. B.S., M.S.P.H., Ph.D., University of Utah. 

WIDTEHEAD, JOE B., JR., Assistant Professor of Physics and Chemistry. B.S., Delta State University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State 
University. 

WHORTON, JAMES E., Professor of Special Education. B.S.E., Arkansas State Teachers College; M.J.E., State College of Arkansas; 
Ed.D., Colorado State College. 

WIEST, ANDREW ALLEN, Assistant Professor of History. B.S., M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of 
IlUnois at Chicago. 

WIGGINS, ROBERT GENE, Director of the School of Communication and Professor of Journalism. B.S., M.S., University of 
Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Southern IlUnois University. 

WILLL\MS, ALVIN JEROME, Chair of the Department of Marketing and Professor of Marketing. B.S., University of Southern 
Mississippi; M. A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Arkansas. 

WILLL\MS, DONALD LEE, Associate Professor of Geography and Area Development. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas. 

WILLIAMS, HAMPTON S., Professor of Educational Leadership and Research. B.S., Pennsylvania State College; Ed.D., Temple 
University; Certificate in Educational Administi'ation, Hunter College, CUNY; Ed.D., New York University. 



Graduate Faculty / 269 

WILLIAMS HOWARD PERSON. Professor of Chemistry and Director of General Chemistry. A.B., East Carolina University; M.S., 
Ph.D., University of Rorida. 

WILLIAMS, JAMES O., Dean and Professor of Educational Administration, Gulf Coast. B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Aubum University. 

WINN, SHAN M.M., Profes.sor of Anthropology. B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., City College of New York; Ph.D., University of 
California, Los Angeles. 

WIRTZ, VIRGINIA H., Assistant Dittctor of Undergraduate Program, School of Nursing, and Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., 
Spalding College; M.N., University of Rorida; Ed.D., East Texas State University. 

WOLFE, DOUGLAS EARL, Associate Professor of Management. B.S.. M. A., University of Illinois; Ph.D.. Case Western Reserve 
University. 

WOLFE. JAMES HASTINGS. Professor of Political Science. B.A.. Harvard College; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., 
University of Maryland. 

WOOD, FORREST EDWARDS, JR., Chairman of Department of Philosophy and Religion and Professor of Philosophy and Religion. 
B.A.. Baylor University; Ph.D.. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

WOOD. VIVIAN POATES. Professor of Music. B.Mus.. Hartt College of Music; M.Mus., Ph.D., Washington University; Ellen 
Battell Stoeckel Fellowship (Yale). 

WOOTON, JOHN, Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., University of Southwest Louisiana; M.M., University of North Texas. 

YADRICK, M. KATHLEEN, Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition. B.S., M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma 
State University. 

YARBROUGH. KAREN MARGUERITE, Vice President for Research and Planning, Director of the Institute of Genetics, and 
Professor of Biological Sciences. B.S., M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University. 

YATES, ALLISON A., Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences and Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition. B.S., M.S., 
University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D.. University of California, Berkeley. 

*YOUNG, DAVID K.. Adjunct Professor of Marine Science, Center for Marine Science. B.S.. Michigan State University; M.S., 
College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of Hawaii. 

'YUEN, STEVE CHI- YIN, Associate Professor of Technology Education. B.S.. National Taiwan Normal University; M.A., East 
Tennesse State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. 

ZANINELLI, LUIGI JOHN, Professor of Music. DIP., Curtis Institute of Music. 

ZIMMERMAN, JEROME H., Professor of Social Woric. B.A., Washington University; M.S.W., George Warren Brown School of 
Social Work; Ph.D., Tulane University. 

'Leave of absence, 1993-94 
•Leave of absence. Fall Semester 
'Leave of absence. Spring Semester 
♦Associate Graduate Faculty 



270 / Index 



INDEX 



A 

Academic Requirements 30 

Accreditation Inside Front Cover 

Accountancy, School of Professional 59 

Accounting 150 

Administration 8 

Administration, Specialist Program 74 

Administration and Teaching (HPR) 94 

Administration of Occcupational Education 74 

Administrative Officers 9 

Admission Application 23 

Admission Requirements 20 

Adult Education 77, 150 

Advanced Graduate SUidy 21 

American Studies 151 

Americans with Disabilities Act 14 

Anthropology 113, 151 

Anthropology and Sociology 113 

Application for Degree Fee 28 

Architectural Engineering Technology 153 

Area Development 1 17 

Art 53,153 

Art Education 53, 154 

Arts, College of The 37 

Assistantships 29 

Audiology 124 

B 

Biological Sciences 132, 155 

Board of Trustees 8 

Buckley Amendment 14 

Business Administration, College of 55 

Business Technology Education 64, 160 

C 

Calendar 4 

Career Planning and Placement 29 

Center for Coal Product Research 128 

Center for Community Health 103 

Center for Marine Science 135 

Center for Macromolecular Photochemistry and 

Photochemistry 128 

Center for Molecular and 

Cellular Biosciences 129 

Center for Science Education 142 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 133, 161 

Child Development %, 164 

Clinic 23 

Clinical Psychology 85 

Coaching and Sports Administration 90 

Communication 165 

Communication, School of 107 

Community Health Sciences 168 

Computational Science 138 

Computer Engineering Technology 170 

Computer Science and Statistics 133, 171 

Computer Science 171 

Conditional Graduate Student 20, 22 

Construction Engineering Technology 173 



Continuing Education 28 

Cooperative Education 29, 173 

Cooperative Vocational Education 64 

Counseling and Personnel Services 81 

Counseling Psychology 81 

Course Descriptions 149 

Course Load 23, 31 

Credit, Hours 31, 33 

Credit, Limitation 31,33 

Credit, Transfer 31, 33 

Criminal Justice 1 14, 173 

Curriculum and Instruction 64, 174 

Curriculum and Supervision 74 

D 

Dance 54,179 

Degree Fee 28 

Degrees Offered 15 

Dissertations 35 

Doctoral Degrees, General Requirements 33 

Doctoral Documents 36 

E 

Early Childhood Education 66, 68 

Economic Development 1 18, 179 

Economics 180 

Education and Psychology, College of 60 

Education of the Deaf 124 

Educational Administration 71, 75, 180 

Educational Leadership and Research 71 

Educational Research 76 

Electronics Engineering Technology 182 

Elementary Administration 74 

Elementary Education 66, 68, 70, 174 

Engineering Technology, School of 129, 182 

English 115,183 

English Language InstiUite ....18 

Environmental Science 186 

Equal Educational Policy Inside Front Cover 

Examinations See Departments 

Exercise Physiology 94 

Exercise Science 91 

Expenses 23 

F 

Faculty 253 

Faculty, Limitations on 23 

Family and Consumer Studies 95 

Family Economics and Management 96 

Family Educational Rights 14 

Family Studies 96,186 

Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Studies 188 

Fees 23,27 

Fields of Instruction 149 

Finance 188 

Financial Help for Graduate Students 29 

Financial Information 23 

Food and Nutrition 188 

Food Service Management 189 



Index / 271 



Foreign Language Requirement 34 

See Departments 

Foreign Languages and Literatures 116 

Foreign Languages 190 

Foreign Students 19 

Forensic Science 192 

French 190 

Full-Time Student 23, 27 

G 

General Experimental Psychology 85 

General Studies 192 

General Tuition 23, 27 

Geography and Area Development 1 17, 192 

Geology 135,194 

German 191 

Grade Review Policy 30 

Grading System 30 

Graduate Council 12 

Graduate Degrees 15 

Graduate Management Test See Departments 

Graduate Record Examinations See Departments 

Graduate School 15 

Graduation Exercises See Calendar 

Grants 29 

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 148 

H 

Health and Human Sciences, College of 88 

Health Policy and Administration 104 

Health Services 23 

Higher Education Administration 74 

History 119, 196 

Home Economics, School of 94 

Home Economics 96 

Home Economics Education 199 

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management 199 

Human Nutrition 97 

Human Performance 90, 93 

Human Performance and Recreation 200 

Human Performance and Recreation, School of 89 

I 

Identification Card 24 

Industrial Engineering Technology 204 

Industrial/Organizational Psychology 85 

Institute of Surface Coatings 129 

Institution Management 98 

Insurance 237 

Interdisciplinary Gerontology 97 

Interior Design 204 

International and Continuing 

Education. College of 18 

International Business 204 

International Students 1 8 

J 

Jackson County Center 145 

Journalism 166 

Juvenile Justice 115 



K 

Keesler Center 145 

L 

Language Requirements 34 

See Departments 

Late Registration Fee 28 

Latin 190 

Liberal Arts, College of 105 

Library and Information Science 204 

Library and Information Science, School of 1 10 

Limitations on Faculty 23 

Loans 29 

M 

Management 207 

Management Information Systems 207 

Manufacturing Technology 129,207 

Marine Science 135,208 

Marketing 211 

Marriage and Family Therapy 97 

Mass Communication 108, 165 

Master of Business Administration 57,211 

Master's Degrees, 

General Requirements 31 

Mathematical Sciences, School of 130 

Mathematics 137,212 

Mechanical Engineering Technology 214 

Medical Technology 139,215 

Membership Inside Front Cover 

Microbiology 132 

Military Personnel Residence Status 25 

Miller Analogies Test See 

Departments 

Mississippi Polymer Institute 129 

Music, School of. 39 

Music 217 

Music Education 219 

Music Fees 28 

Music Performance Studies 221 

N 

Non-Degree Student 21, 22 

Non-Resident Fee 27 

Non-Resident Status 25 

Nursing 222 

Nursing, School of. 98 



Occupational and Environmental Health 104 

Occupational Education 63 

Out-of-State Fees 27 

P 

Part-Time Students 23,27 

Payment of Fees 24 

Philosophy 122,225 

Philosophy and Religion 122 

Physical Education 91 

Physics 140,226 

Placement Center 29 



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Planning 227 

Political Science 123,228 

Polymer Science 141,229 

Post Office Box 24 

Privacy Rights 14 

Professional Accountancy, School of 59 

Professional Master of Business Administration 58 

Psychology 80,231 

Public Administration 123 

Public Health 103 

Public Relations 109 

Purpose Statement 13 

Q 

Qualifying Entrance 
Examinations See Departments 

R 

Radio-Television-Film 167 

Reading 66,69 

Real Estate 237 

Recreation 92 

Refund Policy 26 

Registration See Calendar 

Registration, Late (Fee) 28 

Regular Admission 20,21 

Rehabilitation Act of 1973 14 

Religion 122,237 

Research and Foundations 71, 237 

Research Training 71 

Residence Status 25 

Residency, Doctoral 34 

Retention Policy 14 

Retumed Checks 24 

Room and Board 23 

S 

School Business Management 74 

School Library Media 113 

School Psychology Certification 82 

School Psychology, Doctoral 85 

Science and Technology, College of 126 

Science Education 142,239 

Scientific Computing 131,241 

Secondary Administration 74 

Secondary Education 66, 69, 71, 177 

Seniors 23 

Social Work 241 

Social Work, School of 100 

Sociology 243 

Spanish 191 

Special Education 86,243 

Special Fees 28 

Specialist's Degree Requirements 33 

Specialization Areas 64 

Speech and Heaiing Sciences 124, 245 

Speech Communication 108, 168 

Speech-Language Pathology 124 

Statistics Requirements See 

Departments 
Student Employment 29 



T 

Technical and Occupational Education 63, 248 

Technology Education 63 

Telephone Service 24 

TESOL (Teaching English 

to Speakers of Other Languages 116, 192 

Theatre 54,249 

Therapeutic Recreation 92 

Therapy 251 

Thesis Requirements 32, 

See Departments 

Time Limitations 31,33 

TOEFL See Departments 

Tourism 98 

Toxicology 252 

Transcript of Credits Fee 28 

Tuition 23,27 

U 

Undergraduate Seniors 23 

University Mission 13 

University Press 17 

USM, Gulf Coast 145 

V 

Vocational Education 63 

W-X-Y-Z 



JANUARY 

S M T W T F S 

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2 3 4 5 6 7 8 

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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 

30 31 



CALENDAR 1994 



FEBRUARY 

5 M T W T K S 

12 3 4 5 

6 7 8 9 10 1! 12 
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 

27 28 



MARCH 

5 M T W T F S 

12 3 4 5 

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 29 30 31 



APRIL 

S M T W T F S 

1 2 

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 



MAY 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 5 6 7 

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 

29 30 31 



JUNE 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 

26 27 28 29 30 



JULY 

S M T W T F S 

I 2 

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
31 



AUGUST 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 5 6 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 

28 29 30 31 



SEPTEMBER 

S M T W T F S 

1 2 3 

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 

25 26 27 28 29 30 



OCTOBER 

S M T W T F S 

1 

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 

30 31 



NOVEMBER 

5 M T \V T F S 

12 3 4 5 

6 7 8 9 10 II 12 
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 29 30 



dp:cember 

S M T W T F S 

I 2 3 

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 

II 12 13 14 15 16 17 

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 



CALENDAR 1995 





JANUARY 




FEBRUARY 




s 


M T W T F S 


S 


M T W T F 


S 


1 


2 3 4 5 6 7 




1 2 3 


4 


8 


9 10 11 12 13 14 


^ 


6 7 8 9 10 


11 


15 


16 17 18 19 20 21 


12 


13 14 15 16 17 


18 


T) 


23 24 25 26 27 28 


19 


20 21 22 23 24 


25 


29 


30 31 


26 


27 28 





MARCH 

S M T W T 

1 2 
5 6 7 8 9 



9 10 11 

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 

26 27 28 29 30 31 



APRIL 

S M T W T F S 

1 

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
30 



MAY 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 5 6 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 

28 29 30 31 



JUNE 

S M T W T F S 

1 2 3 

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 

25 26 27 28 29 30 



JULY 

S M T W T F S 

1 

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 

9 10 II 12 13 14 15 

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 

30 31 



AUGUST 

5 M T W T F S 

12 3 4 5 

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 29 30 31 



SEPTEMBER 

S M T VV T F S 

1 2 

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

10 II 12 13 14 15 16 

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 



OCTOBER 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 5 6 7 

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 

29 30 31 



NOVEMBER 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 

5 6 7 8 9 10 II 

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 

26 27 28 29 30 



DECEMBER 

S M T W T F S 

I 2 

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

10 II 12 13 14 15 16 

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
31 



CALENDAR 1996 



JANUARY 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 5 6 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 

28 29 30 31 



MAY 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 

26 27 28 29 30 31 



SEPTEMBER 

S M T VV T F S 

12 3 4 5 6 7 

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 
29 30 





FEBRUARY 








MARCH 




s 


M T W T 

1 


F 


S 

3 


S 


M 


T W T F 

1 


S 


4 


5 6 7 8 


9 


10 


3 


4 


5 6 7 8 


9 


11 


12 13 14 15 


16 


17 


10 


11 


12 13 14 15 


16 


18 


19 20 21 22 


23 


24 


17 


18 


19 20 21 22 


73 


25 


26 27 28 29 
JUNE 






24 
31 


25 


26 27 28 29 
JULY 


30 


S 


M T W T 


F 


S 

1 


s 


M 

1 


T VV T F 

2 3 4 5 


s 

6 





3 4 5 6 


7 


8 


7 


8 


9 10 11 12 


13 


9 


10 11 12 13 


14 


15 


14 


15 


16 17 18 19 


20 


16 


17 18 19 20 


71 


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21 


22 


23 24 25 26 


27. 


23 


24 25 26 27 


28 


29 


28 


29 


30 31 




30 


















OCTOBER 






NOVEMBER 




S 


M T VV T 


F 


S 


S 


M 


T W T F 


S 




1 2 3 


4 


5 






1 


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6 


7 8 9 10 


11 


12 


3 


4 


5 6 7 8 


9 


13 


14 15 16 17 


18 


19 


10 


II 


12 13 14 15 


16 


20 


21 22 23 24 


25 


26 


17 


18 


19 20 21 22 


73 


27 


28 29 30 31 






24 


25 


26 27 28 29 


30 



APRIL 

S M T W T F S 

12 3 4 5 6 

7 8 9 10 II 12 13 

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 

28 29 30 



AUGUST 

S M T VV T F S 

I 2 3 

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 



DECEMBER 

S M T VV T F S 

I 2 3 4 5 6 7 

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 

29 30 31 



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